Partner Provider: Working Futures Partnership and Counselling 1st
THIS IS THE STORY OF: A man in his early fifties
Why did he join your project?
The client initially accessed Counselling 1ST due to depression from being out of work for over 2 years. He lived in Sherwood and was married. Counselling 1st then referred him to AAA( Access All Areas)
What were their learning skills needs? What outcomes did they desire?
He needed to build up his confidence and consider new areas of work. He did not have a CV and didn’t understand the world of recruitment and online job applications
What were the barriers to learning / what obstacles have they had to overcome?
Lack of confidence and knowledge of job recruitment. Poor self esteem and basic IT skills to search for and apply for jobs on line
What have their achievements been (employment / qualifications / soft outcomes)?
He has grown in confidence over the weeks of attending AAA. He stopped his counselling support as he felt he could now move forward with the help from AAA. He began by doing a basic Microsoft course and was assisted by Working Futures to complete a CV. He grew in confidence in applying for jobs on line and job searches. AAA helped him to apply for jobs and Working Futures assisted with mock interviews. He has now gained full employment as a Manager of a DIY store in East Grinstead
How has the PROJECT affected their life?
He is now the man he was. He feels he has an identity and purpose in life and his depression has now abated. Also financially his family’s prospects are looking very positive. He had a small amount of debt only because his wife had 2 jobs and was keeping the family going. Now financially they are secure
What would they like to do when the programme finishes or progressions achieved?
This has been achieved. He has a job and his confidence has returned.