Jan and how we helped
Jan arrived in the UK from Poland but after only 3 months he lost his job and the accommodation that went with it.
SIFA Fireside helped him with claiming benefits, improving his English and a job search and also offered alcohol support (which he declined).
Unfortunately Jan’s job search was unsuccessful so, at his request, we supported him to access assistance to return to Poland.
Adam and how we helped…
Adam came to SIFA Fireside in November 2011 because of alcohol problems and after an initial assessment was referred to our Alcohol Team and our Polish Project Worker.
Adam attended all the appointments offered, including for counselling and acupuncture.
Project Worker assisted him to get a Polish passport, persuaded him to move away from his ‘drinking friends’, and helped him claim Working Tax Credit.
So far Adam has stayed sober and has been promoted at work.