We met Michelle in August 2016 at the job centre where she expressed her difficulty in getting back into employment after being unemployed for a long time, just over 8 years in fact, and overcoming the barriers that she felt were created by her historical offences from 20 years ago.
After this initial meeting, we worked with Michelle to build her self-esteem and help her to see just how valuable she would be as an employee. Together, we worked on creating a disclosure letter that accurately represented the employable, enthusiastic person Michelle is, allowing employers to see that she would be an asset to their company. This, along with weekly catch ups led to Michelle feeling confident and proactive in her job search.
Through her own interest, Michelle volunteered at an organisation supporting people with a disability and we are very pleased to say that Michelle has now been offered a job within the same company.
Well done Michelle, you thoroughly deserve this.