Tony has now been in work since December 2017 and is delighted to be able to support his family. Tony is passionate about a job been the most significant contributing factor to keeping him out of crime, but more than that it gives him the structure and stability to go from strength to strength.
He says it best himself this video: Take a look!
One of our very first graduates Tom approached us while in custody back in 2013. Although it was his first time in prison he would still face the same barrier on release of having a conviction when trying to find work. Upon release we secured him a fulltime job at a wool scouring plant in Bradford where he stayed for two and a half years. He left this employment on good terms as he needed something nearer home, and went on to work in one of our partner businesses more suited to his location.
His partner and young daughter are his entire world and he is eternally grateful for the life changing opportunity both the employer and Tempus Novo have given him. He is enjoying spending quality time with his family and says he feels more confident for the future.
Since coming out of prison Faizal has been desperate to stay out of trouble. Thanks to some tremendous support from his caseworker Neil, he has now been working as a self-employed barber since way back in 2016. He has passed his driving test and even got married since coming out of prison, and his wedding day was one he was proud to invite with his former Tempus Novo caseworker Neil to share in.
It is great to be able to report that Simon is still in work some 3 and a half years after first approaching us for help. He keeps in touch even now and is always pleased to tell us about the quality time he spends with his children and grandchildren. He is still enjoying going to work and benefits from a new circle of friends, a regular salary, but the thing he is most grateful for is that he is now a good role model to his children and grandchildren.
The last 3 years really have been transformational for Richard. In that time he has had 2 jobs secured through Tempus Novo and he has become a friend and great ambassador to the charity. His work ethic is superb and in his own words “when someone gives you a chance that you otherwise wouldn’t get having a criminal background like mine, you grab it with both hands and don’t let go”. We are extremely proud of what he has achieved and to see him happy with his partner Kelly and 2 children, makes all the hard work worthwhile.
Wendy was referred by a women’s refuge centre in Halifax in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. She now has her own accommodation of which she is extremely proud, and a level of confidence she could only have dreamed of a few years ago. From someone who was afraid to mix in social circles of any description, she now finds herself going out with friends on a regular basis and says her mental health is the best it has ever been.
Wendy says “I’ve recently moved house to a gorgeous 2 bed semi in Morley and have booked my wedding for next year. I have a lovely fiancé who my parents adore and I’m currently working full time just 5mins from home. I love my job as I have every weekend off and I’m pleased to say that my probation reporting conditions end next year! I have literally turned my life around and my parents are so happy and proud of me. There is no doubt whatsoever it is the employment aspect of rehabilitation that gives someone the best chance of sustainable change.”