Paul is just on his way to pick up the keys to his new place. Paul is 28 and it’s the first time he’s lived on his own. He is “really excited to be living independently”.
He joined KeyRing 4 months ago and we’ve been supporting him to prepare for a move away from the family home and to find a property that he loves. During those four months we’ve also supported Paul and his Dad through the unexpected loss of Paul’s mum.
Paul’s dad gave up work for a period of time because Paul had never been on his own during the day before. Now Paul’s dad has felt able to resume work.
We’ve connected Paul with the local community as well. He only moved to the area 5 months ago and he is already well on his way to filling every day. He is especially keen to get a job in one of the local charity shops just as soon as they reopen.
Paul has also made friends with other Members. Paul’s dog Alfie has been the perfect ice breaker and one of the other Members is learning about looking after a pet from Paul.
Paul is so keen to build his independence that he has already memorised the bus routes he needs to take after being shown just once.
We are sure that Paul will bring lots of experience and passion to the local network and we can hardly wait to get him involved.