1. Complete NVQ Level 2 plumbing course and apprenticeship
  2. Look for a room to rent close to his place of work
  3. Secure job offer from construction firm and continue training
  4. Continue with Level 3 course and sustain full time employment



After completing an apprenticeship before his release from prison, Frank received a job offer from one of the largest housebuilding companies in Britain. However, to secure the job offer, he needs your help to find a home in Oxfordshire.


When Frank was making a living in construction, he always hoped to complete a training course so that he could one day work in the plumbing industry. However, he could not afford the training and was stuck working as a labourer without fixed skills. Bad choices led to Frank becoming incarcerated, apparently ending his progress forever.


Yet Frank has used his time in prison to reflect and renew, and while serving time he completed a City and Guilds Plumbing diploma. Since then, with Aspire’s help, he has started a National Vocational Qualification Level 2 Course and secured a plumbing apprenticeship, working as an apprentice full-time since January. Moreover, he now has an offer of a full-time job from one of the largest housebuilding companies in Britain. This could start once he is released in July.


"If Frank cannot get accommodation close to his work, he will not be able to continue with his paid apprenticeship and employment.
His only option will be to move back home and face homelessness on release from prison." - Christine, Frank's Support Worker


However, Frank needs a permanent address to secure this job of a lifetime. We are asking for funds to cover a deposit so he can rent a room close to his work when he comes out of prison. Once this is covered, he will be able to continue with the apprenticeship. He has spent time in prison and receives a low wage on his apprenticeship, and therefore, he has not been able to save enough money in time for a deposit.


When he was incarcerated, Frank found that one of the hardest things was being separated from his family. He really wants to spend time with his elderly father, whom he has not seen for years. His relatives supported him throughout, but he feels he missed a lot while he was in prison and wants to give back. One rent deposit could change Frank’s life for the better.




Shirley and Trevor
Good luck Frank!
Trevor and Shirley
I'll get the hang of this