Susan is a Westminster resident in her 30s living with multiple sclerosis, which can leave her unable to function or work for days. Despite having severe episodes of MS whilst studying, she completed A-levels and a marketing degree, and even won an award for volunteering. Despite this, Susan struggled to find work.
WES designed a system to support all aspects of Susan’s needs and ambitions, leading her into her current job at Recruit London. Coaches were identified, coached and gave in-work support once Susan had secured her job. Susan gets continuous in-work help to develop skills such as intelligent self-care,and maintaining a good work-life balance.
Michael is a Westminster resident who was struggling to find work and accommodation. However, he had a change in priorities after becoming a foster-parent to a child who was involved with gangs.
WES supported Michael during this difficult time by firstly giving parental care and stability for his foster-child, keeping him safe and encouraging his studies, and then by getting Michael back into housing, training, and then into work for the first time in 10 years.
Michael is now not only helping himself but giving back to his community as a foster parent.
Kevin is a Westminster resident referred to WES from Westminster City Council's child services. He suffered with issues of extreme anxiety after experiencing trauma and isolation, and was possibly facing the development of other mental health issues with no clear way forward.
WES helped Kevin to feel secure again and reconnect with his sense of purpose by supporting him into a multi-skilled apprenticeship with Morgan Sindall. Through hard work, Kevin has now earned money to go away on holiday for the first time in his life. He has built a future for himself where he is empowered to make his own choices is rewarded for his performance.
Amir is a local Westminster resident from Pimlico. He has been working with Kirsty from the Integrated Gangs Unit who help young people who are at risk of joining a gang. He joined Westminster City Council as an apprentice, and is now helping people to find careers in the construction industry.
Amir's energy, positivity and bright smile are a great addition to the team.