Ryan suffered from poor mental health and began abusing substances as a coping mechanism after becoming homeless at the age of 14. Until 2019, he had been in and out of prison and hadn’t managed to fully complete a probation period.
“I have had services in the past try to support me, but nothing helped me, and I ended up being back in prison”.
During his most recent prison sentence, Ryan started practicing Christianity and decided that it was time for him to seek the support he needed to start changing his life. Upon his release he began engaging with Tim from Cyfle Cymru. As a result of Cyfle Cymru support, Ryan went on to gain full-time employment with Morrisons and has successfully finished his probation for the first time.
“I feel better in myself and for once I am finally looking forward to the future. Cyfle Cymru has made a massive difference and because of it I have turned my life around.”
Think you could benefit from Cyfle Cymru support?
We can support you towards and into work if you:
- are aged 16 to 24 and not in employment, education or training
- are aged 25 or over and long-term unemployed or economically inactive
- live in the Dyfed, Gwent, North Wales, Powys or Western Bay
- are in recovery from substance misuse and/or mental health issues
See here for more information or to make a referral.
Cyfle Cymru is delivered by members of the DACW Consortium.
Cyfle Cymru is part of the Welsh Government’s Out of Work Service, supported by the European Social Fund.