Case studies

Maxine’s story – “I love being back at work”

Maxine Newlove lost her job due to having cancer. Through our Employment Legal Advice service, we helped her get legal advice - which resulted in a successful outcome. With support from our Working Well (Work & Health) programme, we also helped Maxine secure a new job.

How the CFO Activity Hub used participant's culinary talents to build social connections and create opportunities

The Yorkshire CFO Activity Hubs give people the support they need to get back on track. Part-funded by the European Social Fund, the Hubs aim to overcome some of the barriers that make it difficult for individuals to access support in areas such as education, skills development and employability.

Breaking Barriers: How the CFO Activity Hub secured participant's first job

The CFO Activity Hubs in Yorkshire give people on probation the support that they need to get back on track. BC was referred to the Hub in June 2022, 2 years into a Youth Referral Order. His probation practitioner wrote on his referral form that:

Stephen reunited with his family thanks to the Restart Scheme

A Liverpool man has been reunited with his wife and children thanks to help and support received from the Restart Scheme.

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. He was referred to Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES), and this is when things started to change.

The Restart Scheme helps Scott build self-employment success

A Rotherham man who was out of work for two years has achieved his dream of being self-employed after the Restart Scheme supported him to set up his own business. Read more to find out how!

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.

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. We supported Neil and his business, and now his confidence is much improved!

The Restart Scheme finds Sarah the “perfect job” after just 2 meetings

Sarah began her journey on the Restart Scheme at our Salford branch back in April this year. She had previously been self-employed prior to the pandemic and was keen to continue in a similar vain or in a similar role. Read on to learn about how we supported her into her ideal job!

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. With the support of Restart, he took his first steps on the career ladder!