For the past two years the First Step Trust (FST) has been running a work experience project in Broadmoor. This has been evaluated and has been shown to be successful in raising the confidence and skills of the participants and in managing the difficult balance between security and the need for patients to take increasing responsibility for their lives and actions. It has also been highly popular. The article below shows some of the reasons why, through an account of one patient's experience of the contrasts between a day at the FST project and other days at Broadmoor.
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