I lived near Brighton most of my life. About two years ago, I was living with my dad but he passed away. I moved in with my mum and her partner near Leatherhead but they only had one bedroom, so with three people it was really cramped.
Things got really stressful and after an incident at home, my social worker helped me move into shared accommodation in Hampshire. It was really inconvenient to go to work and college in Epsom and I was travelling a lot. The support I received there was good, but I didn’t get much freedom – the rules were quite strict.
The house I live in now is great. It’s much closer to work and college, and I have much more freedom.
My housing officer got in touch with Transform and I moved here as soon as I could.
The house I live in now is great. It’s much closer to work and college, and I have much more freedom. I pay my own bills and I do my own shopping, I can buy as much or as little as I want.
I suffer with depression and anxiety, but I am always able to talk to my keyworker about my issues. Transform also provide an out of hours service, and it’s really helped me through some difficult times. They’ve always been on call to calm any fears.
I’m now looking to the future. I hope to do a visual effects apprenticeship with college in a big company in London.
I’m now looking to the future. I hope to do a visual effects apprenticeship with college in a big company in London. I really hope to get a job in film and TV. I’ve just received my results for my BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and I got a triple grade of Distinction* - I’m really pleased!
I’ve had brilliant support from Transform. Of course they’ve helped me fill out forms, but it’s also emotional help as well. They support you individually and they keep you happy.
Simon's name has been changed for his privacy