Laura* was referred by Mansfield Job Centre in February 2017 as she needed support with literacy skills, breaking down of barriers and support to get into work.
At the initial registration, completion of My Journey Scale revealed participant has low confidence, self-belief and had difficulties managing feelings, dealing with issues and coping. She also revealed considerable health problems, despite the Job Centre now considering her fit for work.
One of her main barriers to gaining employment was the fact that she could not read or write. The school she attended considered it too difficult to teach her as she did not learn as quickly as the other children, so she was left to her own devices. She has attended adult literacy classes in the past that has helped a little but she is still unable to read or write.
This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.