Aarron is supported into a job that fits his life like a glove by IPES

Aarron is supported into a job that fits his life like a glove by IPES

Aarron, based in Hyde, was looking for work. He had been having trouble finding a role that suited him, as he has multiple complex health conditions and learning difficulties. Finding a role that wasn’t too taxing on his body was proving tough. He was referred to Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES) through his Job Centre Plus, and this is when things started to change.

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Winning Ways proves right for Bryn

Winning Ways proves right for Bryn

Bryn was referred to The Growth Company’s wellbeing services by his probation officer earlier this year, as he was finding life exceedingly difficult following his conviction and needed some support to regain his confidence to access mental health support in his community. Bryn had isolated himself as he believed he could no longer go out and socialise in the community and felt he might need to discuss his conviction with his friends or other people he encountered – this is something he did not want to do so he avoided mixing with people as much as possible.

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The Restart Scheme causes a complete turnaround for Neil's business

The Restart Scheme causes a complete turnaround for Neil's business

Neil was referred to the Restart Scheme at the end of 2021. Over the years, he had suffered with mental health issues and many people in his life had let him down. This resulted in a dismissive attitude towards government support and the Universal Credit system. Neil would be the first to admit that he had lost faith in the available support and felt there was no way forward for someone in his situation.

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Sam has taken his first step on the career ladder in his first ever job, thanks to the support of the Restart Scheme

Sam has taken his first step on the career ladder in his first ever job, thanks to the support of the Restart Scheme

Sam joined the Restart Scheme back in October 2021. After leaving education nine years ago, Sam became a stay-at-home dad. As a single father to two young children, Sam’s main barrier to work was childcare. His CV was a blank canvas – and his lack of work history, transferrable skills and interview experience also played a large part in his struggles in getting into employment.

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Winning Ways helps John get his confidence back

Winning Ways helps John get his confidence back

When referred to the GC Personal Wellbeing service, John lived in basic accommodation supplied by the Home Office. He did not have friends in the community and had no money to visit his 12-year-old son. This often left John feeling isolated and vulnerable.

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Invited to interview after 20 minutes - Sean's new job start

Invited to interview after 20 minutes – Sean’s new job start

Sean was referred to the Restart Scheme by his Job Centre Plus coach, after asking if there were any schemes that could help him return to employment. Sean has had a tough time over the last few years with family issues, sadly losing both his grandparents and nephews within a short space of time.

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