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Dylan climbs the Mountain

Dylan climbs the Mountain

Dylan Mountain

After a troubled start to life, Dylan was referred to Hollin Street Project in Darwen, a homeless facility for single people. And that’s where his life turned.

Reluctantly at first, he was introduced to the ReUse Together centre through the GROW Project, which is also linked to the Work Wise programme. It offers help to the long term unemployed in gaining key job skills such as CV writing and interview techniques as well as finding work experience placements. 

ReUse Together is an ambitious new project open to anyone who needs something to help make their house a home and we have new and pre-owned items such as furniture, small electrical items, beds, new mattresses, carpet tiles, some white goods, soft furnishings and the odd collectable.

Despite not gaining many qualifications, Dylan was able to channel his focus into his work to not only impress his mentors but to also take his personal life on a new path.

Dylan used his practical ability to learn new skills at ReUse Together during his work experience but was soon offered a 12-month apprenticeship, proving that given the right opportunity, the right attitude and the will to succeed you can achieve anything.

Work Wise is open to anyone in long term employment and for more information or to self refer please contact Andrea Hopwood, andrea.hopwood@togetherhousing.co.uk, 07837 038716 (can phone or text) or 01254 269076.

GROW is open to anyone aged 16-24 who are not in education training and employment, for more information contact Denise Williams, denisem.williams@togetherhousing.co.uk 07841 870552 or 01254 269076.

ReUse Together is open to the public Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9am – 4pm Thurs 10am – 4pm.  Check out what is in store by visiting www.reusetogether.co.uk

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Related to: Blackburn, Lancashire.
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