Graham says: “it’s been a good project for training the lads, but it’s also brought income in…”

“We’ve been working at the new café and James has done an awful lot of work up there, I think he’s quite enjoyed it… when [LandWorks was closed for a week], James carried on working up there and has now been offered a job by [the Contractors]… James has been given a job… he should … More Graham says: “it’s been a good project for training the lads, but it’s also brought income in…”

Rodney says: “one of the supporters said to me, when you leave you’ll just go and shine somewhere else…”

“I helped Graham finish another picnic bench last week… but [recently] it’s been Mon’s shed really, just trying to get that up, which is good, I enjoy it, I’m just trying to make the most of it because I’ve only got a few RAR [Rehabilitation Activity Requirement] days left… I’m proud of everything I’ve managed … More Rodney says: “one of the supporters said to me, when you leave you’ll just go and shine somewhere else…”

James says: “We’ve just started a criminology class…”

“I was working up there [off site at a local cafe] for a couple of weeks… seeing it out from the start, from the beginning, we made the cabinets down here, yeah that’s it, we made the cabinets down here and then when they were ready for us up there, we took them up there, … More James says: “We’ve just started a criminology class…”

Brett says: “It’s just nice to get feedback off people…”

“It’s just nice to get feedback off people and you know, it’s cool, it was like it almost felt a bit emotional listening to you guys, yeah it’s like it’s just amazing really… what I’ve managed to achieve these past few months you know, and just to get feedback off everybody has been immense, and … More Brett says: “It’s just nice to get feedback off people…”

Simon says: “There’s good in everyone, it’s trying to get it out…”

“I’ve chucked a few posts up here and there, for Mon’s shed I think… I’m sure it’ll work very well, I’ve been doing stuff here but… I’ve done about four different [cartoons] it keeps growing, I’ve done four or five drawings, now I’ve got a table I can draw it on [at home]… you only … More Simon says: “There’s good in everyone, it’s trying to get it out…”

Graham says: “I think it might be a good idea to let him know that I’ve been to prison…”

“So we’re all just doing a couple of hours [gardening] in the morning… [we’ve been sanding the worktops too] that is really hard work,  it’s tedious, we did it yesterday three of us and it was alright, we got it done quite quick, and I’ve done most of that one this morning, we’ve got one … More Graham says: “I think it might be a good idea to let him know that I’ve been to prison…”

Brett says: “That’s the nice thing about actual art…

“That’s the nice thing about actual art, I mean I’ve not sort of done art since I was a kid in school, but people can perceive it, and perceive it however they want can’t they, you know art doesn’t come with a label, saying you have to experience Transformation man like this, it’s down to … More Brett says: “That’s the nice thing about actual art…

Simon says: “I’ve been clean twenty years, I’ve had some wobbles”

“…I’ve pottered about, done a bit of art… done some gardening, fiddled about with wood… [that table] I only varnished it, I just slopped some varnish over the top… it looks quite nice actually, but I wouldn’t like to take credit for it… Anything they want doing I’ll just pootle along and do it, I … More Simon says: “I’ve been clean twenty years, I’ve had some wobbles”

James says: “you can see, you know when you’ve had a good day…”

“…when I was working I’d get up like half six every morning and then on the weekends you find you still wake up at that time, and to wake up really early you struggle you know… I’m coming in tomorrow as well, instead of doing four days, I’m doing five, again so it’s a bit … More James says: “you can see, you know when you’ve had a good day…”