Nick had recently left the care system himself. He became a client of the Life House shortly after his baby daughter had been taken away from him for adoption. He found this very distressing. His partner used drugs and their relationship was unstable. He was unemployed and felt that he had few prospects in life. The Life House provided for his immediate practical needs.
Over the course of three years, the Life House then worked with him to rebuild his confidence and teach him how to interact positively with others. As a result, he was successful in gaining permanent, full-time work in an industry that he loved, and is now in a much more healthy and stable relationship. When he and his new partner decided to leave Birmingham, his employer was pleased to transfer his employment to the new location and he has continued to work for that company ever since.