Benjy says: “It’s like a family thing. It’s good. It’s decent like…”

“I come to LandWorks obviously through my probation officer. So, I came out of jail and he asked me if I wanted to go and at the start I was like I don’t really … do you know what I mean? I don’t really like travelling, going places, but he took me out here for … More Benjy says: “It’s like a family thing. It’s good. It’s decent like…”

Shadar Haran says: “This place has changed me for the better”

“I had a job, but I got fired. I was making windows and replacement doors. It was quite an intense job. I did that for like 14 years, but alcohol got the better of me and I got fired … fair enough. I’ve been here about … can’t think … probably 11/12 weeks maybe. It … More Shadar Haran says: “This place has changed me for the better”

Tony says: “… coming here I call it work and probably a safe haven…”

“Everything’s quite good actually. I’m in my supported living after the crap that went on with my ex- and the placement for my rehab. But yeah, luckily for me my key worker stuck by me. Yeah, I was in there and that was going well. I went in there October, so that’s six months in. … More Tony says: “… coming here I call it work and probably a safe haven…”

Ben says: “that one person can actually give you a lot of your spark back. I think this place is brilliant for that”

…the judge said… he was like, if I see you in this court again, you are going down. I was like, thank you. I went into that court with a bag packed and everything thinking I was going. So yeah, better make the most of my last chance. I haven’t been inside yet and I … More Ben says: “that one person can actually give you a lot of your spark back. I think this place is brilliant for that”

Greg says: “We all make mistakes, and we all learn from them eventually. Some learn a bit quicker than others, but we all learn from them.”

“My YOT worker brought me out here the first time. I thought it would be a bit more boring to be fair. I thought it would be a lot more boring than what it is. That’s the positive side of it. It’s a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be, which … More Greg says: “We all make mistakes, and we all learn from them eventually. Some learn a bit quicker than others, but we all learn from them.”

Joshua says: “It’s all being part of an acceptance … me feeling accepted and me accepting other people. It’s a two-way thing”

“This journey at the moment it’s not just about my recovery and with abstinence, but it’s also about my recovery into society to kind of find some faith and confidence in society and a confidence in myself, and that I’m able to do it to become a part of it. Yes, I’ve done a few … More Joshua says: “It’s all being part of an acceptance … me feeling accepted and me accepting other people. It’s a two-way thing”

Mark says: “It’s just kept me out of trouble. It keeps me on the straight and narrow really.”

“I just work now. That’s it really. Come here. Do my snizzel. Play around in the workshop. Build a load of random things for random reasons. Yeah, I’m quite happy then. I don’t know why I decided I wanted to build a pool cue box, but yeah, I built a pool cue box. I made … More Mark says: “It’s just kept me out of trouble. It keeps me on the straight and narrow really.”

Dave says: “It’s very social. It’s not anti-social. I like that. I’ve had too much anti-social in my life…”

“I’ve never been to a place like this before. I kind of ask [myself] will I fit in, settle in. I like everyone here, everyone’s as good as gold here. Everyone respects each other. As soon as you walk through that gate, you’re like a whole new person. It’s like just coming to work with … More Dave says: “It’s very social. It’s not anti-social. I like that. I’ve had too much anti-social in my life…”

Eric says: “I used to thrive off the narrow escapes of my own recklessness”

In prison I kept myself to myself. I just stood back and done my time. I saw it as a golden opportunity. I wanted to go to prison. I got stuck in a rut. I lost my job due to alcohol and drugs. Slowly, accommodation started to grind to a halt […] Where do you … More Eric says: “I used to thrive off the narrow escapes of my own recklessness”