Case Studies / Employment
Sarah was referred to the SES programme in February 2016. She was introduced to this provision as she lives with both a visual and hearing impairment requiring intensive support to aid her to complete pre-employment activities, increase her confidence and her self-belief in preparation for suitable employment opportunities.
The Merthyr Tydfil Institute for the Blind (MTIB) delivers the Specialist Employability Support (SES) programme for 3SC/RNC in South Wales and is a long-standing charity with experience of supporting individuals living with disabilities and disadvantages into employment.
Andrew joined RNIB Scotland working with our Specialist Employability Support (SES) programme. Living with a visual impairment and not being employed had left Andrew feeling very nervous and lacking in confidence. He was however, very keen to push himself and to prove he could work. Andrew’s RNIB Adviser identified a number of ways they could work together, this included support with job search, completing application forms and writing cover letters.
Adelaide House Women's Approved Premises is situated in Liverpool, Merseyside and is one of only six such facilities in the country. They provide residential support and interventions for up to 20 adult women and work with 3SC on the Transforming Rehabilitation Contract.
As one of our Transforming Rehabilitation partners, Shelter delivers; ‘In-Custody Resettlement Services’ in all Resettlement Prisons in the North West. Providing housing advice, legal support and other services.
Amina has been on JSA for a long period of time, upon meeting Amina who attended centre with her daughter for translation support it was clear that Amina was very shy and withdrawn, her daughter always spoke on her behalf. Amina would appear to sit in her seat and look at the floor rather than interacting. I put this down to a confidence issue as she couldn’t understand English well enough to communicate.
Mr Williams came to the project, he explained he had been out of work for a while due to him having a criminal conviction. He has since been in communications with Work Wales and under consideration for a drivers post due to the support from PWPS.
KJ was referred to us on the 21/07/15 from DWP, he had lost all faith in finding full-time work after been out of work, and this had resulting in him losing motivation and loss of self-worth.
Mr T first came to Shaw Trust on 19th August 2015. Mr T explained he had been out of work since 2010 as he has disabled children and was finding child care a huge barrier to him, he also felt that interview skills and the gap on his CV were putting up barriers.
Anthony arrived on the WP with excellent references and ethic, he was very enthusiastic about getting back into work and was looking forward to getting started. The team helped Anthony update his skills, mainly through job search support and he was also able to access Money Advice Service support.
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