Pete (31) got into trouble with the police because of his drinking and antisocial behaviour and ended up in court. He managed to avoid a custodial sentence because he was being life coached and was given a tag instead. He realises he has been given the chance to sort himself out and become a positive role model for his children. Pete no longer engages in antisocial behaviour, he is taking courses provided by the Probation Service and is keen to return to work at the earliest opportunity.

Chloe (19) was on anti depressants and on long-term sick leave from her job. She now works full time in care work, the job she has always wanted to do, has passed all her NVQs and is off medication. “I feel more positive, confident and happy and believe in myself more. I got offered three interviews in one day when I was job hunting!

Jane (48) was so inspired by the help that PCFL gave her that she is now training as a Life Coach. Having been unemployed for over 20 years, this mother of two had just come out of an abusive relationship and was suffering from depression, low self-esteem, and low confidence. With PCFL’s help she used her new-found confidence to sign up to an introductory course in counselling skills at Gloucestershire College. “I hadn’t done any education since I left school and I was so nervous but it was brilliant. I am now happier, more confident and looking forward to life.

These are just a few of the test cases— more are available upon request.