When Ryan came into LVC in January he had not long left the Army and had just relocated from England. He wanted to share the photo of him when he first came in compared to how he looks now in October to show how far he has come on his journey.

This is his story:

“I came through the doors of LVC with nothing but myself and a carry haul. The amazing team sat me down and asked me how and what they could do to help me, within 2 hours I was housed in a temporary accommodation and I now have my own accommodation and a secure job I am proud to do. They referred me to the best services possible and without the help of the LVC I wouldn’t be where I am today. I would’ve been a lot worse and most definitely unemployed. I just showed up out of the blue without a warning most days and the team was always ready to hear my story and help me forward. They continue to do so to this day. Thankyou everyone for the support you have given me.”