“SPEAR gave me hope and a second chance at life and I feel as if I have a bright future ahead of me.”
– Joe’s Story
When I was just 16 years old, I was forced to leave home due to family problems. I slept on friends’ sofas and in my car for four years until SPEAR’s Outreach Team found me and secured me a room in their emergency hostel in Twickenham.
A short while later, I felt ready to try some work experience and began to apply for paid work. I learned how to write a CV and was eventually offered a job as a carer.
To make things better, SPEAR’s support hasn’t even stopped since I found work.
SPEAR gave me hope and a second chance at life and I feel as if I have a bright future ahead of me. It’s good to know that SPEAR are there for me if I need any further help.