Substance Misuse – Marvin’s Story's story
Marvin is an ex-offender who has mental health issues and is currently engaged with Penrose Floating Support Services from our Enfield Service.
In the past Marvin has used cannabis and has had a series of drug convictions. With support from his Resettlement Support Worker, he has undergone a series of training courses including a construction skills training course with the Hackney Foundation and he currently has a CSCS card which has enabled him to find a paid, full time job. He has been supported by his Resettlement Support Worker to undertake an adult literacy and innumeracy course to assist him with his dyslexia.
Marvin is currently renting privately but is in the process of being offered permanent accommodation by Enfield Council following a referral from his Resettlement Support Worker. Currently Marvin is fully occupied with his work and has not re-offended.
Those with complex needs can turn there lives around with individualized, focused support such as that offered by our Services in conjunction with Community Mental Health Trusts.
*Marvin’s real name has been changed to protect his identity