Jeremy Blackstock lost everything when his job fell through. Through the Jesus Centre he found accommodation and friendship. He tells his story.
Published: 18th Jun 2014
Jeremy BlackstockI HAD been working for four years at a large hotel helping in the kitchen and thought things were going great.
Then the Head Chef, who was my friend and got me the job in the first place, went on holiday for four weeks. While he was away, I didn’t get on with one of the Porters who was looking out for anything I did wrong. One day I had gone into the kitchen when it was not my shift as it was a live-in job.
He reported me and I was given four weeks’ notice, which obviously meant I lost my accommodation as well as my job. I also couldn’t get benefits for three months.
I went to live with friends and started sofa surfing. During this time I came to the Jesus Centre for something to...