Adam’s story

Adam was referred to the Foundation after treatment for severe gambling addiction. He had come to terms with his addiction and traumatic life events but was fearful of the future. 

Our mentor Steve helped Adam to look at ways to gain some qualifications and improve his life. Taking his own experience of re-starting his life after severe gambling harm, Steve helped Adam think about applying for a job. Together they worked through the Toolkit modules and discussed a route to education and qualifications. 

The Foundation’s Cumbrian Experience and Building Better Lives workshops gave Adam a massive lift. He felt ready to start making positive changes in his life. He completed a CV and application letters, enrolled in free education courses and is currently completing level 3 Maths. Adam applied for a job for the first time in over 10 years – and secured an interview. He is also planning to share his lived experiences to help support ex-offenders.

With Steve’s mentoring support, and the support of the Foundation, Adam has found the confidence and sense of purpose that has been missing in his life for a very long time.


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