A fresh start for a young life – This is Joe’s Story

A fresh start for a young life – This is Joe’s Story

Note: Names have been changed - Story remains the same

“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.

job-interview-156130_1280SPEAR’S Skills Development Team got me a place on an outward bound course with the Prince’s Trust in order for me to increase my confidence.

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.

Leave a Reply

Newsletters