04 MAY 2017

                                                                          (From left to right – Aesalan, Kash, Julias)

Meet Julias - 20 and Arsalan – 21. They walked through St Basils doors less than 8 months ago having ended up without a place to call home

As soon as they presented to us we managed to find them both suitable housing. But that was only the start. The next step was to look into training and education opportunities. That’s when Kash – our Progressions Officer stepped in to support them to follow their dreams to become carpenters.

Kash got in contact with Saw Build, Who offered them the opportunity to gain work experience for two weeks, 10 weeks on we caught up with Julias and Arsalan who are now in PAID employment.

“I wouldn’t be here without St Basils. The support and encouragement St Basils has offered me has been way beyond my initial expectations. I still can’t believe it” – Arsalan

“In 6 months St Basils has found me a home, got me work experience and from that I’ve landed a job which I hope to progress in” – Julias

“Arsalan and Julias are now invaluable members of our team. Both have a great work ethic – they are very committed and hard working. I am always willing to give the opportunity to my employees to prove themselves and Arsalan and Julias have done just that. Everybody deserves that chance.” – Paul Senior, Director - Saw Build.

An amazing success story that really has changed two people’s lives. Could you, or anyone you know, be able to offer young people like Julias and Arsalan that opportunity to get into employment? If so please get in touch with our LSW manager Jackie Redding on 0121 7722483 or email

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