I can’t thank Five Lamps and John enough for the help and support they have given me. I really enjoyed the Capacity Builders course – it was great to talk about my problems with other people who are going through the same thing. I am trying to save with the Credit Union so I don’t fall back into debt

Allison Emerson, Stanley

I am very thankful to Five Lamps. I highly recommend them to anyone. They have given me my life back!

Andrew Clenahan, Thornaby

Without the support of Five Lamp I would still be stuck in the doldrums that unemployment can create. I was given the opportunity to keep my skills and my contacts, as well as my mind, active and current. That is without doubt the main factor in my being successful in my job search

Chris Vincent, Stockton

I’m looking forward to more learning as well as paid employment. If it hadn’t been for the support of Five Lamps, I would never have taken that “big first step”. I am now doing more studying and applying for jobs

Julie Chapman, Stockton

As a Support Worker I have noticed a massive difference in the confidence of the young girl I bring. She has excelled and has started interacting with other children and has gained more independence since coming to VIBE youth club

Support Worker, Stockton

My kids really look forward to Friday nights. It gives them a lot of independence and it gives me a bit of peace! I don’t see them from coming in to going home – as they are very comfortable in their surroundings

Mrs Heads

My daughter has developed some independence and made some friends and my little boy has become more sociable. It’s nice to come and watch them being themselves at the VIBE youth club

Mrs Anderson, Stockton

Friday night at The Youthy is what my two children enjoy very much; they can’t wait for Fridays now…Best thing ever! They’ve met new friends, socialise more

Miss Lawson, Stockton

My eldest child has gained confidence since attending VIBE youth club and has learnt how to do the climbing wall

Mrs Grantham, Stockton

Five Lamps has given me a new focus in life and helped me to find out what I really want to do. It’s got me from sitting in the house watching daytime TV into an environment where I’m meeting new people and challenging myself

Kath, Stockton

Thank you John and Five Lamps for all your help and dealing with this matter on my behalf, it is such a relief that the matter has now been sorted out. John’s hard work has cut my debts in half

Kathleen Dawson, Stanley

We’ve already recommended a few people to speak to Five Lamps about starting up in business. If anyone is thinking about self-employment, I’d definitely say ‘get in touch

Daniel Stephenson, Norton