Ryan Owen: Building Confidence

Finding your place in the world can be difficult. For Ryan Owen, this challenge has been tougher than most, but Saints Works is providing him with a home. Originally from Newcastle, 19-year-old Ryan has been in foster care for most of his life. But, at 18, he left there, struggling to settle into supported lodgings. […]

Jake Batchelor: Future Found

Whether it’s at walking cricket or at our Generation Gains project, Jake Batchelor is the one putting smiles on the faces of our participants. But, it wasn’t always this way for Jake. He joined Saints Foundation two-and-a-half years ago as an apprentice, leaving behind a stressful job. “I was working in a kitchen before I […]

Callum Chugg: New Paths

Finding a path in life can be tricky for those that leave education. For Callum Chugg, there was little on offer for him. Nothing that ticked the right boxes. Fast forward two-and-a-half years of hard work and Callum is now a full-time, and integral, member of staff at Saints Foundation all thanks to his apprenticeship. […]

Nazmul Hao: A Release

For some, our Generation Gains sessions provide a way to keep active and socialise. For Nazmul Hao, his time with us is his release. The former University of Southampton lecturer, who spent his whole working life teaching, is now a full-time carer for his wife. With his time at a premium, it is a testament […]

Dylan Wareham: Giving Back

Football is Dylan Wareham’s passion. It provided him a safe space as a participant four years ago, and, now, it is his way of giving back. Saints Kicks welcomed Dylan to sessions every week, where he would play casual games of football alongside a multitude of other young people. At Kicks, our coaches look to […]

Jack Cawley: New Tricks

As a teacher, it is your duty to educate – but what about when the tables are turned? Our Premier League Primary Stars team work with teachers across the city to provide assistance with delivery of PE. At Thornhill Primary School, this has been felt most by Jack Cawley. After only nine hours of focused […]

Aaron New: Full Circle

Hard work can get you a long way in life. Just ask Aaron New. Two years ago, after the end of a relationship that sent him into a depressed state, Aaron joined Saints4Sport, a Saints Foundation and Society of St James project that looks to help adults, who are going through life’s biggest challenges, including […]

Eric Dailley: Other Half

Losing someone you love can be one of the hardest things to go through. But, that is only made harder when it leaves you isolated from the outside world. For many elderly people in our community, loneliness becomes daily life and the world can feel like it is passing them by. Eric Dailley lost his […]