Habib has been living at Arlington for a year. He was referred to Arlington by Camden Council. A long-term recovering alcoholic, Habib was struggling to cope but really wanted to make positive changes in his life.

Since moving to Arlington, he has been attending our on-site employment and training centre for career advice, particularly about construction opportunities. Habib enjoys doing practical work and thought that construction would be the perfect career option for him.  He has now enrolled on a multi-trade construction course at the Building Lives training academy at Arlington where he is working towards achieving a level 1 certificate and a CSCS green card qualification that will allow him to work on a building site.

Habib’s alcohol consumption has significantly reduced and he can already see his life moving in a positive direction, as a result of the support he has received from staff.

Habib said: “My advisor Aryam encouraged me to take up the opportunity so that I can get a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card. I am looking forward to the traineeship and gaining work experience which will help me get a job. I would like to thank Aryam for recommending this course as I wouldn’t have known about it otherwise. It feels good to know that there is someone I can look to for support.”