Paul's story of surviving poverty

Paul had been employed as a clerk and cleaner but lost his employment through an injury.  Loneliness and his inability to work contributed to alcohol issues and him arriving on the doorstep of Bethlehem House in Hobart, Tasmania. Today, he feels that he has his drinking under control and next year Paul intends to go to TAFE to study Occupational Health and Safety as he has previously completed an introduction course. He is also beginning to re-establish a relationship with his daughter.

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