Change Grow Live – health and social care charity
Ali
Volunteer

“Last year I was a Service User, this year I am a Volunteer and proof that Change Grow Live makes a difference to people’s lives. Due to life events I found myself becoming dependent on alcohol and after a visit to my GP I referred to Change Grow Live. It was hard but the workers who helped me were the key to my success. It was also the interaction with my key worker that gave me the confidence to apply to be a Volunteer. She was just so excited for me when I reached all of my goals and I wanted to make her proud. I thoroughly love every minute I spend here. Nobody judges me. I am supported and praised and feel human. I have a great mentor and feel my opinions matter. It has given me my self-respect back. I also feel appreciated and capable and most importantly a vital service is benefitting from my life and professional skills. I actually feel like I am making a difference.”

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