Case Studies

Jo

, participant

I came to Derby from a troubled relationship and loss of my family 5 years ago. Originally from Nottingham I didn’t know anyone or have family, I was on my own for the first time in my life it was…

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Yasmin

, participant

Before joining the programme, I was a self-employed makeup artist for almost 5 years. I was doing really well in my field and established a great reputation within derby city/west midlands winning a BEX live best makeup specialist 2017 award.…

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Paddy’s Story

, participant

Paddy is 43 and currently claiming universal credit. At the time of joining the Towards Work programme Paddy was homeless (due to large rent arrears he had been evicted) and relied on family to support him, usually sofa-surfing. With the…

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The Towards Work Story

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The Groundwork Greater Nottingham Towards Work project is part of the national Building Better Opportunities Programme. Jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund & the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s European Social Fund allocation; the programme is delivered throughout Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire…

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Hannah

, participant

Hannah was referred by her Job Advisor to the Towards Work programme in October 2017.   Hannah is a single parent and was looking at getting back into work as her daughter was starting school and was interested in retraining…

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Tom

, participant

One thousand and nine days ago, I woke up in cold sweats, paranoid, wondering how and when I’m going to get my fix. This morning I woke up and got ready to leave my flat for a new day at…

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Leanne

, participant

My Story: I work for ERS on the Towards Work Program alongside Derventio. I am an Ambassador for the Program and I am a participant being supported by Suzi at Derventio. The aim and focus of Towards Work is to…

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Tara

, participant

Tara had been referred to the programme via Ingeus. She is 20 years old and had been struggling with the switch from ESA to JSA. Tara had anxiety issues, learning difficulties and had dropped out of school due to bullying.…

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Michael

, participant

Michael is 62 years old and had been out of paid work on job seekers allowance for 9 years, subsequently his confidence was lacking. He had a background in administration and in recent years he volunteered as a care assistant…

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