This morning it was off to Horizon Life Training to get involved with the amazing support and service they offer.
They provide a residential programme offering the opportunity to learn skills, a chance to gain work experience and engage in local community work. This gives the residents a chance and enables them to rebuild their lives. It is a real success story, and I heard of the recent graduation, which saw seven residents graduate and go into full time employment.
I went with some of the Horizon team, John, Alan and Rob, to a local nursery where they have a contract to provide garden maintenance, so we got our hands mucky working on their garden. It was very good to learn that one of the team is about to begin a gardening placement which would not be possible if it was not for the opportunities Horizon provides.
I then returned and spoke more with some of the residents, as well as the founder of Horizon Life Training, Brian. What has been created at Horizon is very special, and they make a difference by truly turning round lives and giving people second chances.