“After being unemployed for sometime, I joined the Restart Scheme and started working with Amanda Balch as my Employment Advisor. We had a few meetings and Amanda spoke about some careers I had thought about, but I wasn’t sure if I could do them, for example, working in the care industry.

“I gave it some thought and decided it would be good if I could work it around my children as I have shared custody. Amanda got to work on looking for positions and whilst this was happening, we worked on my CV and cover letter as it needed freshening up. Within the day, Amanda had contacted a local care home and I dropped an application out. The next call I had was for an interview!

“I am now working at the local care home and loving it. It’s a real rewarding challenge and my life is on the up. I saw Amanda today as I popped in the office and she commented on how different I looked. I can honestly say that Amanda and the Restart Scheme have helped me immensely.”

The Restart Scheme is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Area: Cornwall

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