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Stephen had a very successful career working with the Post Office where he took early redundancy and then travelled and had a great time seeing places and meeting people – he is a real people person. After coming back from all his travels, Stephen worked in Security with a major retailer, ad enjoyed meeting people through this role.
Due to health issues Stephen can no longer work, however he has found it lonely being away from a work environment. Stephen likes to keep himself occupied and through the programme has been able to make connections, meet people, undertake courses and get out of the house. He would be the first to admit it can be very lonely, so he sees the programme as a great way of connecting and he feels supported to be able to participate in courses and activities through the programme working with his Navigator. Even though he isn’t able to work, it does not stop Stephen wanting to be an active member of his community.
Certificate In Horticulture
Through the programme, Stephen is now undertaking an OCN certificate in Horticulture and is involved in a local allotment project working to grow vegetables and fruit and plants within the community for use by the community. Stephen is very grounded and quite an earthy person, (pardon the pun), and has a real sense of caring and genuine desire to engage in his community.
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