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Behind Closed Doors - Day 4: Horizon Life Training

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12:50pm 19th September 2013
(Updated 10:32am 23rd September 2013)

 

It'e day four of our special feature week looking at the work of charities in Harrogate and Craven which help the growing number of vulnerable people.

Today we speak to Horizon Life Training in Killinghall.

Kennel Hall Farm, tucked away off the A61, houses up to 15 residents on a 12-month programme teaching work experience skills in catering, joinery, agriculture, landscaping or IT.

The men who take up the learning courses have all struggled through a life on drugs.

After taking the life-changing step into rehab, many people leave with an empty CV and little hope of rebuilding their lives in society.

Horizon Life Training is the first of its kind in the country, giving former addicts a real chance to rebuild their life through hard work and faith.

The centre was built on donations. It has also developed an income stream strategy to offset the running costs of the farm.

Through the work of the residents, money can be made through catering, landscaping, joinery and now a barista coffee bar - which is currently being restored by the students from an old ice cream van.

Brian Hendlesby is Chief Operating Officer:

 
22-year-old John tells Stray FM his story:

 
The charity always welcomes donations and sponsorships for residents' rooms.

Find out about how to get involved here.

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