My HNC in Social Care took place over a three year period. College was a hard slog (as it is for all) but with support from college, friends and family, it developed my self-esteem, confidence, and a will to work hard and succeed. My involvement with services including ECLIPS, working with services such as PLUS Mental Health and Homeless Voice further opened up a new world of social/community involvement.
The COSCA course was enjoyable, educational and skill-building. It was at times a hard slog too but life changing experience. I have learned so much more about ‘me’ as well as others and the skills are invaluable. I’m so glad that I was able to take part and complete the course.
I am now counselling in TCA Perth office with guidance from fellow counsellors and my supervisor. It is great to be assisting those who are suffering substance misuse and I am also enjoying further involvement and learning.
Since completing college I have gone on to gain employment within Salvation Army Skinnergate Lifehouse Homeless Unit as an Assistant Support Worker and was recently promoted to Support Worker. I enjoy this work very much and along with ongoing voluntary counselling with TCA, I hope I can continue to make a difference.