A man who says he made a ‘silly mistake’ after being convicted for drink driving has praised the team behind getting his life back on track again.
Steven, 34, of Swindon, had a successful working career before it unravelled following a drink drive conviction and he became unemployed for the first time in his adult life.
He said: “I had worked in carpentry, in supermarkets, had a driving job – I’d done lots of different things. But I was doing a driving job when I was convicted and obviously banned from driving so had to leave that job. It was the first time I’d ever been unemployed and was in a bad place. I was devastated.”
Fully regretting his decision to get behind the wheel of a car while over the legal limit, Steven was given a driving ban with a Community Order and 100 hours of Community Payback. He completed his hours with Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company
(BGSW CRC), owned by Working Links, and then sought help to get back into work.
Working Links also delivers the Links to Work
employability programme in Wiltshire, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund. This programme helps people on their journey towards work with advice, guidance and training.