Can you help change more lives like Philip’s?
“IT WAS A NORMAL DAY. I WAS SAT IN THE KITCHEN WITH MY SISTERS. MUM WAS PREPARING THE TEA WHEN SUDDENLY SHE STOPPED, WALKED OUT OF THE HOUSE, AND NEVER CAME BACK.”
“Feeling abandoned, I got involved with drugs then went to prison but my life took a turn for the better when Langley House Trust rescued me.”
“She left us. She just up and walked out while the dinner was cooking on the hob. She walked out of the door and never came back. I guess she’d just had enough of us. She arranged to have my two sisters but she said she didn’t want me. At least that’s what my dad said so I lived with him. I found school difficult so began to struggle. I got involved with the wrong sort of my estate and started to smoke cannabis.
After quite a few years of drug abuse I found myself having psychotic episodes and it was during one of these that I was arrested for breaking and entering. I had no idea what was going on my life was spiralling out of control”
“I was sent to prison. Prison was a lot quieter than I thought it would be. I thought there would be a lot more noise, it was hard and I felt very alone. At that point I didn’t have any hope and couldn’t see a way out of my situation. I then began studying Maths and English and started working, I stuffed tea bags into plastic bags so they can be sent out to guys on the wing. I didn’t feel like I could let my guard down so I kept pretty much to myself. I started attending the chapel it was a safe place that’s where I found my faith. I had hope again”
“When I was released I went straight to a Langley House Trust project. It felt at home from the moment I stepped inside. It was like having a family again. The staff there were so kind and always wanted the best for me, they even encouraged me to learn to drive and I did. I passed!
“And now own my very first car. It’s made a huge difference I’m free to come and go as I please, give lifts to other people and do my
‘Big Shop’ without getting the bus. I started attending my local church, began volunteering and now I have a job but you’ll never guess where I work …
“I’m a Night Support Worker at a Langley House Trust project! I get to support the clients the same way the staff supported me! I love it!
“Nights are really hard for the guys and it’s great to be there to make a sandwich, have a chat or even to be someone they can yell at. I know first-hand the difference this can make.
“I really can’t thank Langley House Trust enough for transforming my life, and giving me the chance to help transform the lives of others.”
“I have created a short video telling you my story. You can watch it on Langley House Trust’s website — www.langleyhousetrust.org
I hope you like it.”