After being at the hospital for over a year, I came out wondering what my next step will be. I never knew that here at Summer House they truly help their residents get back on their feet.
Once I moved in I was told of a charity organisation called “Tomorrow’s people” that helps young people get back into education and work. In other words, it helps young people to get back into society. This was the most interesting experience I had been involved in, in the last 5 years.
It was an 8 weeks program during which the coordinators made sure we did tasks that helped us to boost the skills we already had. We met every day at South Bank University from 9.30am to 1pm. There were six of us working in a group. We had the chance to visit different companies, such as “My Bank” in Canary Warf, one theatre, a flower and a coffee shop. We also had the chance to understand and see what they do and how they work and we were challenged to buy and sell goods at the East Street Market, create ideas on how to build a money saving app and also write a monologue in regards to a play we read.
We were paid some money for the days we attended and our travel allowance was taking care of. The coordinators of this program also helped me to build a new CV and supported me with my university application. The program has helped me to improve my communication skills and boost my confidence. In addition, the coordinators have always given me positive advices and have encouraged me to believe in myself.
Overall I would say that it was an amazing experience taking part in this project. I would advice anyone who is willing to get back in to society to get on this program as they will be extremely satisfied with the help they will get.