Anaemai lived on a canal boat until she suffered the devastating loss of all her belongings during a storm. While Futures stepped in to provide her with a new home on dry land, this wasn't an easy transition for her.

Feeling discouraged and in need of assistance to settle into her new home, she reached out to our Tenancy Support team, and we then referred her to our employability programme.

With the guidance of our amazing employability officer, Sophie, Anaemai began her journey to improve her chances of finding a job and regain her self-confidence. Sophie supported her in learning how to search for jobs and helped her improve her computer skills by providing her with a laptop.

Recognising Anaemai's desire to learn and grow, Sophie helped her find online courses that matched her interests. Anaemai took these courses enthusiastically, expanding her knowledge and feeling a sense of accomplishment.

To boost Anaemai's confidence and ensure she received the support she needed, Sophie tagged along with her to appointments at the local Job Centre. This support helped Anaemai feel more comfortable interacting with work coaches and getting the help she needed.

As Anaemai's confidence grew, she became more interested in giving back to the community. With Sophie's guidance, she secured volunteer positions at two local charity shops. This gave her valuable work experience and further boosted  her confidence. As a result, Anaemai decided to enrol in additional courses, such as food hygiene and social care. These courses expanded her skills and made her more employable in related fields. Looking ahead, Anaemai is hoping to find a part-time paid job that will allow her to continue volunteering and pursuing her personal development goals.

Anaemai's journey with us shows her resilience, personal growth, and transformation. With the ongoing support of Sophie, she has developed important skills, regained her confidence, and expanded her knowledge. We're looking forward to continuing to support Anaemai as she continues to thrive in both her personal and professional life.