Lee's story

“I was lost when I came out of prison,” Lee says. “I needed the safety net that Recycling Lives offers - somewhere I could pull myself together.”

Lee moved into our residential charity upon release from prison, to continue working with Recycling Lives towards moving into work and a more positive lifestyle: “To come to a place where you’re treated as they find you and you’re not judged, is fantastic.”

After excelling in his work placements, he was chosen to undertake a new placement with a national utilities company which had previously never employed anyone with criminal convictions.

His “exceptional work ethic” meant he was offered employment within three months, allowing him to move into his own flat: “Without Recycling Lives, I never would have been given these opportunities.”