SOCIAL WORKER INTERVIEW #1

WHAT IS YOUR NAME

Jacques

HOW OLD ARE YOU

34

WHEN LAST DID YOU STAY IN A HOME

8 years ago

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP

East London

HOW DID YOU ARRIVE IN THE HELDERBERG (IF NOT FROM THE HELDERBERG)

My girlfriend’s mom brought me here

HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT THE SW NIGHT SHELTER

My girlfriend’s mom knew about the shelter and brought me here

HAVE YOU HAD CONTACT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

No not at first. Slowly but surely I am able to talk to them after a long time

ARE YOU ABLE TO RETURN TO THEM

Not yet at this time

ARE YOU RECEIVING A GOVERNMENT GRANT

No

DO YOU HAVE A JOB

Yes

WHAT ARE YOUR SKILLS

I am a qualified chef

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE

Getting my life back on track

HOW HAS THE SW NIGHT SHELTER HELPED YOU

It has helped me realize that I have a drug problem

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE STAFF TEAM

They are very helpful

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE FOOD

Not too bad!!!!!!

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OF HOW TO FURTHER ASSIST PEOPLE WHO FIND THEMSELVES IN YOUR POSITION

I could and would tell anyone about the Somerset west Night Shelter

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