Knowing what it was like to be homeless and having someone reach out and take care of him, Stuart decided to return the favour by volunteering at Simon Community. He says “Simon Community looked after me and I thought to myself it’s time I did something for them.”
Stuart has received training as a fork lift driver at FareShare and has recently received his certificate, going on to secure employment as a fork lift driver during the London 2012 games. Stuart has a number of medical problems, including a degenerative disc in his lower spine, which all affect his mobility but which are not serious enough for him to be registered as disabled.
When he’s not at FareShare, Stuart is at Simon Community, cooking, helping with the tea run and soup kitchen. On the weekends he single-handedly prepares his famous sausage and vegetable casserole, feeding up to 300 hungry individuals.
Stuart is also a Trustee of Simon Community.