The Motiv-8 team were delighted to welcome Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon to open their new office at Clyst Honiton. Simon had previously visited the team in their Honiton offices to learn more about the Government’s ‘plan for jobs’ Restart scheme that is helping 2000 people over the next three years to find work in east devon. This visit enabled Simon to learn more about Motiv-8 and the work it is involved with across the UK, inspiring and motivating people to move forward positively with their lives.
Simon commented “Although the economic picture is improving, I recognise that it’s a really daunting time for many people looking for work. I remember walking into a job centre for the first time having left college and taking two part-time jobs in retail. I enjoyed working in Somerfield and also a department store. Both jobs taught me a lot about people and improved my confidence.
However, I can’t say that my experience of the job centre was inspiring. I’m glad to say that times have changed with beefed-up resources now in place to help people find work with new government schemes offering dedicated support for jobseekers.
I applaud Motiv-8’s work across the UK but for people within my constituency across East Devon the Restart Scheme gives people on Universal Credit who have been out of work for at least 12 months enhanced support to find jobs. I was honoured to be asked to open their new offices and meet the wider team. They are doing a great job and truly care for everyone they help to realise their potential. It was clear from my visit that the team don’t view their role as simply a job, they take personal pride in supporting and helping people find work.
I’ve faced redundancy, had my hours slashed and taken on a second job. Uncertainty is unnerving for everyone but dedicated support is available to help you get back on your feet”
Thank you Simon for taking the time to cut the Motiv-8 ribbon!