This month’s case study is about a young person who has been with The Door for years. He has struggled find his way in life, but he has always been hard working and doesn’t like being out of work.

Over the past couple of months I have been working with Josh during Careers Advice sessions, it was going well until he split up with his girlfriend and started to slide backwards. Wandering back down the drink and drug path.

I have spent time talking things through with him about life, his past and where he wants to be in the future. At points it was tough for him to talk to me especially about his past but I felt this was going to help him find where he wanted to be. Sometimes he would open up and other times he would fire up and walk out. He did come back to apologise though.

After some difficult decisions we decided that it would be best for him to give up his flat so he could have a better life and afford to live. He moved back into his mum’s house and started looking for jobs where his passion was part of the work. He loves football and outdoors sports, so he was excited when we found a job that offered both training and employment with PGL. He had to do a test to be put forward but he passed it with flying colours.

Josh has now been accepted by PGL and is leaving at the end of March.

So glad he found the perfect job for him.

Staying at home in Social Isolation is taking its toll on all of us. Whether you’re a young person struggling with learning at home and missing your friends or a parent trying to juggle the demands of working from home and educating your children, The Door understands where you’re coming from. We are the leading youth charity in Stroud with nearly 30 years experience of supporting young people and their families when times get tough. One of our highly skilled professionals is there for you.

In order to protect the identity of the young person /parent in our stories some details including names and places may have been changed

Josh’s Story