“I was off the rails.”

When we met Callum, he was in a bad way. He had dropped out of school where he was doing his A-Levels and started taking drugs. Eventually, he ended up in the hospital and realised he needed to make a change. Callum started Team programme and achieved his Level 2 qualification, but the residential trip was his turning point.

“Before Team Programme, I was off the rails. I was generally unmotivated, and a bit low. I smoked quite a lot of weed and didn’t do a lot else. I wasn’t working.

The residential trip helped me the most because it was an opportunity to talk to people. I knew a lot of people there already and I started to socialise a bit more. Before that, I spoke to my pals and that was it.

After the programme, I started work at Prezzos and got my bar job back. I chat to customers and I’m a hard worker. I’m also doing Forensics a Colchester Institute and have learnt to drive.

I want to say a special thanks to Sharon, my Team Leader, for all her help.”

We are incredibly proud of the bright future Callum has built for himself. He has transformed his life and, with the help of Inspire, has developed the confidence and life skills to build on his success. We look forward to seeing the path Callum takes and wish him all the best for the future.

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Callum is just one of the many young people that Inspire supports to overcome a range of challenges and to strive for a positive next step in their lives.

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