Local winner from last years event
Young Achiever of the Year, Sponsored by AMS (2014)
Working It Out, Newcastle Ricky Ingleby, 23
Ricky was in foster care from the age of 3 until 17. The breakdown of his
foster placement then reached a peak during the first year of his A-levels.
Ricky ended up living alone, which he struggled with as a result of his
escalating drug addiction. Soon he was homeless and returned to a hostel
in Newcastle. It was here that he heard about Tomorrow’s People.
After taking part in the Working It Out programme in Newcastle, Ricky
secured work through an agency at Paradise Foods in early 2013 and was
receiving regular shifts after 6 months. He is now a permanent member
of staff and has been promoted to Production Line Manager.
Ricky says, “Things are going well. It’s great that Tomorrow’s People
feel I deserve this award, I really appreciate it.