Case Studies

Tara

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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. She had be receiving support from Rumble Tums Cafe, who offer supported training for young... View Article

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Michael

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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 and completed some qualifications in health and social care. During Michael’s initial assessment process, it... View Article

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Paddy

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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 support from his Work Coach Paddy applied for supported housing, he was advised he would... View Article

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Leanne

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Jo

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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 either going to make or break me. I was on income based jobseekers and actively... View Article

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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. I worked extremely hard to get to that stage. As a single parent it was... View Article

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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 as a Teaching Assistant. Hannah was volunteering at this time (whilst completing her level 2... View Article

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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 work. I rode my bike under the morning sun, listening to music and preparing myself... View Article

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