Six months ago Faizal approached Tempus Novo wanting help to set up his own business. Not really our area but wanting to help , Val put him onto Neil (our Area Manager for Calderdale) who through his endless contacts found a local organisation prepared to talk to Faizal.
Many meetings and phone calls later Faizal is now the proud owner of his own Barbers shop in Halifax. This just goes to show what can be achieved when the right organisations collaborate and have that winning mentality.
Over those months, Neil has mentored Faizal to help him focus, often meeting him for a coffee to keep him informed on developments and encouraging him to stay positive. A former prison Governor once said to me “there is usually a significant other” in the journey to desistance. I would argue Neil has played that role for Faizal.
Words don’t do this piece of work justice but I guess the best way to describe it is quite simply “Life Changing”.