In 2015 the Foundation awarded £8,800 to The Clock Tower Sanctuary for the provision of a series of AQA accredited bite-sized workshops to help young people develop skills for independent living. We caught up with them recently to find out how the first year of their two year project has been going. We’re delighted to be able to share with you Toby’s story:
When Toby first arrived at The Clock Tower Sanctuary he was exhausted and alone. Due to a family breakdown he had ended up sleeping rough on the streets. It was winter and to keep safe he would walk for hours along Brighton seafront at night, and when it was light he’d find a place to put his sleeping bag and sleep.
The volunteers at The Sanctuary welcomed Toby and showed him the food, laundry and shower facilities available. Their Client Case Worker helped Toby to secure hostel accommodation and encouraged him to get involved with the life skill courses. Keen to get back into work, Toby has attended modules ‘Writing a CV’ and ‘Interview Skills’. He is now happier and looking to the future.
“It was really helpful having support with my CV. I want to apply for non-catering positions and start applying for jobs that I enjoy and that use my languages.” Toby, 22 years old.