I first came to Horizons in the Autumn of 2007, as a learner on the creative writing class.
I came because I had graduated from Brighton University and was finding it hard to get work in my chosen career path (ICT), so I went to Horizons to keep busy. They kept me busy as I studied various subjects (including an introductory course in counselling skills and mentoring, customer service, office administration and first aid), they also kept me busy as I have held every volunteer role available (barring working on the reception).

Through volunteering to  perform generic IT systems maintenance and technical support, it was noted that I was needed to maintain and develop the IT systems. Whilst doing this I was running up to four IT drop-in sessions a week, which involved some tutoring. Thus, I enrolled on a Level 3 Award in Education and Training. After that I started working for the WEA as a Support Tutor on secondment to Horizons, as well as running other sessions for Horizons.

I now work as the only IT tech within Horizons, and as a pastoral support worker.
In addition to which, I run two health & wellbeing drop-ins a week. In these drop-ins I provide a confidential 'listening ear' for those that need someone to talk to, but the main purpose is to help people by sign-posting them to relevant healthcare practitioners or organisations.