This month’s case study is about a young person who has been with The Door for years. He has struggled find his way in life, but he has always been hard working and doesn’t like being out of work.

Over the past couple of months I have been working with Josh during Careers Advice sessions, it was going well until he split up with his girlfriend and started to slide backwards. Wandering back down the drink and drug path.

I have spent time talking things through with him about life, his past and where he wants to be in the future. At points it was tough for him to talk to me especially about his past but I felt this was going to help him find where he wanted to be. Sometimes he would open up and other times he would fire up and walk out. He did come back to apologise though.

After some difficult decisions we decided that it would be best for him to give up his flat so he could have a better life and afford to live. He moved back into his mum’s house and started looking for jobs where his passion was part of the work. He loves football and outdoors sports, so he was excited when we found a job that offered both training and employment with PGL. He had to do a test to be put forward but he passed it with flying colours.

Josh has now been accepted by PGL and is leaving at the end of March.

So glad he found the perfect job for him.

Josh’s Story