Peter’s story

Peter came to the New Hanbury Project (NHP) from one of our supported houses following rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol misuse and a near fatal stabbing.

He had made it through residential rehabilitation but found colleges, projects and Alcoholics Anonymous groups difficult - they were unable to meet his needs.

He had made it through residential rehabilitation but found colleges, projects and Alcoholics Anonymous groups difficult - they were unable to meet his needs.

We were very aware that Peter needed to be able to trust us if he was to regularly commit to the sessions.

Having had no experience of working with wood and or regularly attending a college or project prior to coming to us, we started him off on a very simple project of making a wooden CD rack. We were thrilled when he said he wanted to keep coming and he even extended his hours to a second day in the workshop.

We were thrilled when he said he wanted to keep coming and he even extended his hours to a second day in the workshop.

Peter went on to make a shelf unit and storage unit for his DVD and CD player. He's become an integral part of the community here and has grown enormously in self esteem.

(Names have been changed to respect anonymity.)


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"Peter has become an integral part of the community here and has grown enormously in self esteem."
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