Alex added: “Clair was brilliant. She gave me the confidence I needed and was always there to give me support. She showed me the skills I have that would be able to offer employers.
“She helped me realise that I should have been getting more in benefits over the last three years, so I ended up with it being backdated and using the money to buy a car. I thought the car would increase my chances of finding a job, but in the end I found a job so close to home I didn’t actually need a car to get there. After three weeks of finding out about my benefits, I had found a job. It was a whirlwind.”
Alex is now working as a Digital Inclusion Coordinator, helping people get online. He said: “It’s great to be back in work. I really enjoy helping people so this is a fantastic job for me. I’m hoping to slowly build up my hours to full-time and build a career.”
Clair said: “I am delighted for Alex’s recent success in gaining employment. From meeting Alex when he first joined programme, he came in despondent and lacked confidence in his ability in returning to work.
“With regular support, Alex started believing in himself and gained the confidence to be more proactive and take responsibility of his own circumstances.”
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