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“Ol’ man river, dat ol’ man river,

He must know sumpin’, but don’t say nothin’

He just keeps rollin’,

He keeps on rollin’ along.”

Oscar Hamerstein II

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Terry Easter

Terry struggled with an addiction to alcohol and homelessness before starting to participate in adult learning and volunteering, and rebuild his relationships with family and friends. He appreciated the routine, structure and purpose the activity gave his life. Terry credits English, maths and ICT work he did as part of an apprenticeship programme with building the confidence and skills he needed to succeed. He has shared an audio interview with us of his experience of participating in adult education. The transcript is also here.

Terry has now worked in several positions over the last few years supporting others in difficulty to move on in their lives.

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Learner Terry

 Terry’s Story