A second chance

The challenge

TJ had been released from prison 7 months before starting the course and was now homeless. TJ had moved away from the area where the offence happened and had lost contact with his children and family due to the offence. TJ had been actively looking for work with limited success and was losing hope of getting work due to an unspent criminal offence and was becoming very despondent and feeling down.

What we did

TJ attended regular sessions with a Motiv-8 performance coach who helped him with a CV, Disclosure letter and building up his confidence. They supported him with his housing situation and helped him to find somewhere to live.

TJ was so appreciative of having someone alongside him, during what he felt was the most terrible time in his life. He says; “I started working with my coach and she texted me various job websites every single day of the week. I also attended sessions and she helped me write up a CV and a Disclosure letter, so I could take them with me to the interviews. This was a real help as it is so demoralising having to talk about your situation”.

The outcome

All of TJ’s hard work started to pay off. He was feeling more confident and had a feeling of greater and improved self-esteem. He now recognised that with the help and support and putting his intentions into actions he was now in a much better place. His coach found him job opportunities suited and aligned to his own aspirations and his coach arranged an interview at a local Distribution Centre. TJ attended the interview and he was successful and offered a job working nights.

We’re proud of our success

86%Of our clients have progressed into employment, further education or training on completion of our group programmes.
77%Of our clients have progressed into employment, further education or training on completion of our one to one programmes.
100%Of our staff are experienced, fully qualified teachers and coach-mentors with DBS clearance.
110%Is what we give in terms of support, guidance and coaching to unlock a person’s true potential to help them achieve their goals.