STORIES

The people we work with come from all different backgrounds, situations and ages. Our approach is not one-size-fits-all. We work with each person as an individual, helping them realise their future goals.

Read the stories of some of them here.

Jane's Story

When Jane first came into contact with the Footsteps Team, she was living in a hostel and struggling with mental health issues, including bi-polar disorder, anxiety and panic attacks...

Chrissy's story

People we’ve helped create a positive ripple and often inspire others they know to make similar changes...

Hendrick’s story

Our team took a call regarding Hendrick, a 16 year old from London who had been missing for over a month. He had been discovered over 300 miles away in a drug den during a police raid...

Anton's Story

Serious violence against young people can rob them of their futures. When Sonya, our caseworker Royal London Hospital Trauma Caseworker, first met 23 year old Anton he had been the victim of a drive by shooting which had left him blinded...

Marcel's Story

Prison leavers can face a host of setbacks when they try to look for work and it can be a long and difficult time. With the help of the Peer Advisor Programme, Marcel was able to gain new skills, find employment and help others take the same steps...

Colin's story

Andrew describes his work with Colin who needed help to increase his confidence after battling depression and anxiety.
"I came in to contact with Colin in November 2016 when he was referred to me by his Job Centre Coach...

Janine's story

54 year old Janine* lives in West Norfolk and has been supported by our Wonder+ Project.

Jennifer's story

The Covid pandemic has had a real impact on women involved in or at risk of domestic abuse.  Read how we helped Jennifer during this very challenging time. 

John's story

Self-employed construction worker John has lost his job as a result of the Covid pandemic. We are helping him navigate the maze of the benefit system so he has enough money to support himself and his elderly father. 

Joseph's story

The Covid 19 Emergency Appeal is helping Peer Advisor Joseph  whilst he self isolates through the lockdown.

Lucy's story

With a new job and a new flat, Lucy's life was starting to turn a corner until Covid brought redundancy and uncertainty. 

Rashpal's story

Rashpal is a Peer Advisor on the Peer Circles project.  The pandemic and lockdown are causing a great deal of stress and anxiety amongst his vulnerable clients.  Read about how he is helping them through. 

Sarah's story

19 year old Sarah was sofa surfing when the lockdown was announced. It was vital that we found her somewhere to stay so she could protect her own health and that of others. 

Dennis's Story

19 year old Dennis has hardly been out for weeks. He lives with his Mum who is vulnerable with health problems so even before the Covid lockdown he was worried about the pandemic. 

Joel's Story

14 year old Joel is frustrated.  His Mum is on at him again because he’s not been doing his schoolwork since the schools closed in the lockdown. 

Mel's Story

Back in February, we helped Mel find a full time job and she was preparing to train as a chef. Now the Covid-19 pandemic has left her facing redundancy and uncertainty. 

Wilfred's Story

Overcome with grief after the death of his wife, Wilfred was on the streets for two years.  Life is turning a corner now he is training as a Peer Advisor. However, the pandemic restrictions have meant Wilfred is isolated once more.