“I was out of addiction for a year before I joined CLI. I had been an addict since I was 15 and been in trouble with the police, as well as having problems with my mental health.
I started at CLI, volunteering as a peer mentor and at the time, I had no direction to go in. CLI has made me feel like I really belong for the first time and it has given me a great platform to build towards a new future.
For the past three months, I have gone from being a volunteer to being employed by CLI. I am a trainee and volunteer co-ordinator while also working for my level three health and social care qualification.
I can’t express into words properly how being a part of CLI has improved my life. I am more confident and if I do have any worries or dips in confidence, CLI are 100 percent supportive. I now have a full plan for the future and aim to be an engagement worker in residential rehab.”
RYAN COULTHARD, 37