Brett says: “it’s been the best time of my life really because I’ve finally managed to get clean after all those years of trying…”

“It’s really nice for me to be able to do a talk on Supporters Day, and that’ll be a good opportunity for me to say how grateful I am. I think everyone loves a happy ending, don’t they? Compared to when I first came here, if anyone said that to me then, I’d be like … More Brett says: “it’s been the best time of my life really because I’ve finally managed to get clean after all those years of trying…”

Joe says: “this is more about rehabilitation and getting your head sorted, than kind of digging away at a roadside…”

This is my first official day, because I’m in full time work, I’m sort of fitting it in as I can, ‘cos I’ve only got so many hours, so Chris and my probation officer said, you know just fill it in when you can… I’ve done some cooking, some weeding and some washing up, I’ve … More Joe says: “this is more about rehabilitation and getting your head sorted, than kind of digging away at a roadside…”

Benny says: “I always say to them, look if you’ve got the choice, you know you don’t go”

I’ve met some very interesting people who volunteer to come and cook, and that’s been my highlight really so far, because I like people, I like to pick people’s brains and things, and I like to listen to people’s lives, and I’ve met some interesting guys and girls that are on community service here, doing … More Benny says: “I always say to them, look if you’ve got the choice, you know you don’t go”

Rachel says: “You need to give people the opportunity to improve their lives and to live”

I am a police officer, you get sworn in on Friday of the first week, so it’s all done and dusted, I’m working towards a diploma in policing, which is a two year overall thing and as part of that you have to do 80 hours in the community, so this week at LandWorks comes … More Rachel says: “You need to give people the opportunity to improve their lives and to live”

Sandy says: “it wouldn’t be worth me trying to change my life, to just hang around with the same people…”

“I’ve recently moved down here… I know a couple of people, but I don’t go and see them and that, I’ve met them once and I feel they’re like the exact same mates as I’ve got in [the old place], pretty pointless, it wouldn’t be worth me trying to change my life to just hang … More Sandy says: “it wouldn’t be worth me trying to change my life, to just hang around with the same people…”

Brett says: “I’m proud of myself…I’ve turned myself round for my boys”

  “I’ve just been doing stuff in the ‘good garden’ really… the good garden is sort of my next little project I suppose, because it’s the area where transformation man is in situ… ‘cos the area where I’ve put transformation man was basically just a load of rough ground, and it’s supposed to actually be … More Brett says: “I’m proud of myself…I’ve turned myself round for my boys”

Simon says: “I’m just doing a bit of gardening”

“I’ve been toiling, just gardening,  I went to that other one as well, that other charity, there was only me there, well you look at it here and you think no, that’s two, three people surely doing all this work and it’s growing, growing by the minute, Also I can’t believe Sarah’s entering it, that … More Simon says: “I’m just doing a bit of gardening”

Brett says:”it’s hit rock bottom so I can only go up can’t I?”

“…it was just that I have never not been working, not been able to like get everything on the table for my boys when I wanted to, so to not ever have had enough money to live comfortably, and shit like that, and it was massively frustrating for me, so I did, I took the … More Brett says:”it’s hit rock bottom so I can only go up can’t I?”

Matthew: cover photo

I reckon that should be the cover photo… I think that’s mint because you’ve got all the chickens in there and yeah, but I wouldn’t mind getting on top of the porta-cabin roof or even getting on top of this roof…because it’s higher… even Auntie Mo said to me “Matthew I was well surprised how … More Matthew: cover photo