Category: Case Studies

Mark’s story

Mark  joined us as a volunteer mentor in August 2017 and has just completed a foundation degree in mentoring.  His Volunteer work has enabled him to deliver sessions in schools and use his invaluable experience to mentor young… Read More »

Emily: ‘My life up to now has been chaotic’

Emily is 17 years old, single and was born in Italy. She is currently living alone in sheltered accommodation and studying at College. She says, ‘My life up to now has been chaotic. My relationship with my mother… Read More »

Conner:

Conner is 16 years old and has lived in the area all his life. He currently lives with his parents and brothers. He has recently left school and is looking forward to going to a local College in… Read More »

LS Music Studios

As outlined at Case Studies 3 and 4, Eddy (Edward O’Brien) have launched their own business – LS Music Studios. The website reports, ‘With funding from the Big Lottery LS Music Studio is a North West company offering… Read More »

Shaun: I joined the project when I was 14 or 15

Shaun is 21 years of age and local to the area. He is self-employed and rents the house he lives in. He did ‘OK’ at school achieving a number of GCSEs. He joined the Project when he was… Read More »

Eddy: I now run my own not for profit event management company

Eddy is 21 years old and is local to the area. He is currently self-employed and lives with his mum. He has 5 GCSEs and joined the Ynot Project when he was 12 or 13 years old. He… Read More »

Alice: I was brought in to the project because ‘I messed about a lot’.

Alice is 22 years of age and local to the area where the Project operates. She is currently unemployed and lives with her mum and her ‘fella’. She left school at 16 years with 4 or 5 GCSEs… Read More »

A Volunteer’s Journey

I originally resided in Wales. I decided to make changes to my life due to 18 years of chronic substance misuse and the problems that that created. Problems around social isolation, police involvement, disruption to my family, loved… Read More »