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SEBASTIAN’S STORY — THE SOS PROJECT

Sebastian is a proud 21 year old, living independently and working hard on the Timpson management training programme.

Over the last couple of years Sebastian has turned his life around, with significant encouragement from the SOS Project – an initiative providing tailored support to help ex-offenders and those at risk of offending. Sebastian is typical of many SOS clients. His home life was unstable and abusive; he was expelled from college, leaving school with no GCSEs. This led to increased involvement in criminal activities, followed by short spells in custody. Sebastian was labeled a Priority Prolific Offender by the police.

Sebastian was referred to the SOS Project who supported him through their employability programme and breakfast club. Courses and interview training led to full time employment at Timpson. Sebastian now wants to provide a more positive environment for his own daughter to grow up in; “My daughter is my life and everything I am doing is for her! SOS helped show me the way.”

ABOUT THE SOS PROJECT

“Without the Foundation’s support from the outset, it is fair to say that it would be highly unlikely that SOS could have flourished, even existed – the way it has done in Kensington & Chelsea.”

The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation has worked with local residents to introduce The SOS Project into the Borough and is continually supporting their efforts and making connections to potential employers.