The characters below are based on real life events of individuals in Preston and the services that have helped them. All services in these stories work in Preston and further information can be found by clicking each individual story.

Hello! I’m Aisha

I moved to Preston as a child and have lived in the area all my life.

Now I am living in a terrace house with my husband. All my children have grown up and moved out and my closest child lives in Liverpool.

I work full-time in an admin position and though stressful, enjoy my job and the people I work with.

Hello! I’m Amy

Since I have been volunteering, my confidence has really grown, i’m gettting out and about a lot more and meeting other volunteers like Sarah who has volunteered through Lancashire Volunteer Partnership and has now found a job she loves ………..


Hello! I’m Charlie

I am the oldest in my family and my mum has brought me and my younger brothers up.

I am just finishing school and don’t know what options are out there. I know my mum is struggling and wants to help but I don’t know how.

I look after my younger brothers while my mum is at work and hang out with my friends when I can.


Hello! I’m Rob

My wife and I have just moved into Preston for a job opportunity.

My wife is 7 months pregnant and it will be our first child together. I am nervous and feel I have a lot of responsibility to provide for my family.

We are currently renting as we cannot afford to buy a house and living pay cheque to pay cheque. Hopefully this new job will open up opportunities for me.