3SC, Transforming Rehabilitation and Robert


As part of our Transforming Rehabilitation contract in Manchester, 3SC deliver through our partner P3. Robert - one of P3’s Service Users was moved to put pen to paper.

His poem is as follows:


Gary I would like to thank you for all your help at the time I needed it the most, you didn't judge or look down your nose at me,

I was a proper mess when I first met you and that lady at that homeless hotel from hell,

I am finding it hard to put into words the appreciation I have for your help,

Without your help I would of taken a totally destructive path that I have always taken as it’s what I knew best,

I was a wreck and I found it hard to simply go to meetings and appointments,

Having you on my side aided me to cope with the anxiety 

Now I just go into meetings and interviews with a confidence I forgot I had, 

I am now living on my own in my own flat and I’m doing volunteer work in Wythenshawe park and I love doing it.

I am also working with NACRO and I fully intend to train and study to do some kind of social work with troubled teens,

You helped me find my path for my future and inspired me to keep strong and positive just your positive attitude and unbiased advice made it all make sense as I’ve already said “I WAS A WRECK"

Getting me to that dentist made me get my smile back

Getting me to sign with a health centre helped me address my health, then I started running, then more running and since then my only addiction is a healthy one and now I train in a gym 5 times a week and that’s after my serious health issues whilst in jail.