A terrible tragedy inspired father of four Paul Nolan to volunteer with Home-Start – the death of his mother in a house fire.
“It was as though my eyes had been opened,” says Paul. “I decided that you have one life and I wanted to make my life better by making other people’s lives better.”
So Paul went from working more hours than there are in a week as an area manager for a pub chain to a fully qualified health and social carer and a Home-Start volunteer!
“I was attracted to Home-Start because I love children and I want to work with families, but I also knew it would help me towards my ultimate goal of being a social worker. The 10-week training course was impressive and the fact that Home-Start is a national organisation where I would get a lot of experience really appealed to me.”