Peter Gladwin was barely one when a domestic fire left him partly disabled and horribly scarred. The third of nine children, he was raised on the rough council estate in Halifax. Peter was always in trouble with the police, in and out of care homes, spending his time on the streets. Then he was stabbed and effectively lost the use of his right arm. Every relationship failed. For years Peter took refuge in gambling, drinking and drugs. After Peter contemplated suicide, a conversation with his elder sister led to an encounter that would change his life forever... It was the start of a profound transformation. Today, after years working in drug rehabilitation, and as a probation service officer, Peter Gladwin now speaks about experience in order to reach out of others. Jan Greenough is a professional writer, living near Oxford.