Nirav has been attending Action For Kids for two years. He started on the holiday programme and was initially very nervous but he tried different activities, become a Life & Work student and today started his first work placement at a community cafe.

He smiled lots as he made lots of cups of coffee and tea, used the cash register and served customers, and told us: "I love working here. I was shy when I first came to AFK and I wasn’t talkative. I am more confident now - if I don’t like something I still try it out. I would tell anyone else who feels like that to just go for it because it makes you feel happy and good and brave.”

Find out more about our Life & Work programme here.