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“For two years I was in a dark place. Then your organisation comes along and within two weeks I’ve got my life back.” –Anon

“Twist is different. It was better than job search because it gave me real experience. They encouraged me to meet up with people from another Twist session which I did was quite brave of me but it was really good, as they were developing a business running tours of London. The class is ending next week but I still want to go to the Twist class. I want to help Twist run the class for other people.” – Anon

“Since coming to Twist I have enjoyed being part of a friendly group. My confidence has improved and I have started to feel more positive about the future, especially as we have a group that sells handmade crafts.” – Frances

“It’s something different, not just applying for jobs. They want to put ideas into our heads so that we can try and better ourselves. I was quite struck with the project to help young people especially with the decline of youth clubs. I’m not always confident enough to go out so it would have to be on my good days.” – Dolores

“I gained a bit of confidence. Waking up early to attend the sessions is a bit of a drag but otherwise it’s worth it. Has it given me new perspective of life? Yes it has, it really has. Got me thinking. They’re all trying to get me to start a new career as a TV presenter. No-one suggested that at JobcentrePlus. I am a bit of a one-off though.” – Anon

“I have just got a distinction in my fashion design College course and I have been thinking it’s really because what you said to me, or what the group said. They listened to me and looked at the work I had done before and they told me that it was good. At that time I was going through all the pressure for having to attend the Work Programme and it was putting me right back. I was beginning to self-harm which I hadn’t done since I was 17 years old. The Twist programme came along at the right time for me. No photographs. I still can’t do that.” – Anon

“I gained a bit of confidence. Waking up early to attend the sessions is a bit of a drag but otherwise it’s worth it. Has it given me new perspective of life? Yes it has, it really has. Got me thinking. They’re all trying to get me to start a new career as a TV presenter. No-one suggested that at JobcentrePlus. I am a bit of a one-off though. – Anon

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