Dale joined the Street League Academy in Edinburgh after a series of unsuccessful work experience placements through the Job Centre. Dale felt he could use the extra support from Street League staff and was fully committed to the programme. He never missed a session despite having to care for his grandmother, and sleeping on family and friends’ sofas in different parts of the city.

Dale was a positive influence on the group and achieved all three qualifications whilst on the programme, and managed to gain a work placement at Gorgie City Farm, as well as volunteering at a youth football club. Dale has since been successful in securing a job at Subway and couldn’t be happier.

Dale has also been back in touch with Street League to encourage other Academy graduates to apply for jobs at Subway.