Leon was transferred to Acorn Training from another partner to the Opportunity and Change project which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. Leon had no self -confidence and could not see himself moving forward. He came with a range of barriers including housing, financial difficulties and mental health.
To Leon starting work was a goal he did not believe he would ever reach mainly due to extreme anxiety. Leon attended regular 1:1 navigator meeting’s working on liaising with mental health services and sorting out his financial situation. From this they made a plan of steps to improve his life. Acorn worked intensely on his finances, housing and self-esteem / confidence. They also liaised with mental health teams to ensure support was in place.
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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.