Oliver moved into emergency accommodation after a breakdown in his relationship with his parents. He had low self-esteem and his mental health had been badly affected by the situation.

Staff at St Basils worked closely with Oliver to put support in place and help rebuild his relationship with his family.

Oliver was interested in art and design. and through his hard work and the support of staff he was offered an apprenticeship. St Basils made an application to Change into Action for a small grant for some clothing to help him start his apprenticeship with confidence.

St Basils said: “As part of our support package, the clothing really helped to build Oliver’s confidence. He’s been offered a permanent job and has moved into his own tenancy. Not only that but his relationship with his family has greatly improved which in turn has helped with his mental health. He now sees his family regularly and feels proud of himself which is the most important thing.”

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