Simon Fahey, a patient from the Luther Street Medical Centre, has won an award at the Adult Learners’ Week Awards. Simon was presented with his award at an awards ceremony held at the Museum of London.
Simon registered with the Luther Street Medical Centre in March 2009 when he was experiencing homelessness and struggling with long term alcohol problems which had replaced an addiction to heroin. He entered the ‘Alcohol Recovery Project’ based in the 2Saints hostel Lucy Faithful House in Oxford City Centre. It is there that he stared his quite inspirational learning journey.
Simon is currently studying to be an ‘Integrative Humanistic counsellor at Aylesbury college. The Oxford Homeless Medical Fund (OHMF) has supported him with some financial assistance throughout his learning journey which started almost three years ago with an introduction to basic maths (level 1) at the Oxford and Cherwell college. He then did a short course at Oxford University ‘Approaching the unconscious with CJ Jung’ followed by Levels 1, 2 and 3 in ‘Counselling Skills’ at the Oxford and Cherwell College. He achieved a distinction in his horticulture studies (diploma level) just before starting his current course.
Simon received £200 for winning the award which will help him with the ongoing course costs.
Simon would like to express his sincere thanks to Will from the Alcohol Recovery Project, staff from the Luther Street Medical Centre as well as the OHMF.
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