We’ve been supporting Corey, a graduate from our 16th Employment Preparation Programme, since he was laid off from his job when the Coronavirus lock down began. Whilst at the House, Corey worked with the Operations team and completed a City and Guilds Award in Business & Administration. Since graduating in 2019, Corey has been working for Sir Robert McAlpine as a Traffic Marshall. Although he was laid off at the beginning of the crisis, as the building industry has begun to open again, Corey has recently been offered work.

Like lots of us, Corey had been nervous to start using public transport. He didn’t feel sure that he’d be able to socially distance but without using public transport, he wouldn’t be able to get to work. Cycling seemed like the most practical answer, but bikes are expensive, and Corey didn’t have one.  We appealed to mentors for a secondhand bike and one mentor donated a new bike and lock. The bike has now arrived and Corey will be able to get back to work, safely. He’s loving life on two-wheels and has sent a very big thank you to the person who donated the bike.

We wouldn’t be able to provide this support without the help of our members and supporters. We know that this is a challenging time for us all, but if you are able to make a donation to help our charitable work continue, you can here.