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Job success for volunteer on our Council

21 April 2016

A former alcoholic has secured employment after eight months volunteering with our Service User Council.

Sue, who is in her forties, has made long-lasting positive changes to her life after serving a prison sentence for Affray.

She successfully stopped drinking after receiving help in supported accommodation and through counselling.

To occupy her time constructively, Sue started long-distance running and joined our Service User Council. Eight months on she secured a job as an Engagement Team Member with User Voice, the organisation we work with to manage our Service User Council.

Sue says: ‘The Service User Council gave me a much-needed boost on the path I’ve chosen.

More importantly, it helped me to gain paid employment. I am now developing the work of the Service User Council to improve services for others in similar circumstances to myself. Hopefully, they too can turn their lives around.’

To read Sue’s full story click here.

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