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Case studies

Aspire Recruitment Helps Bruntwood Find and Train the Right Candidates – Like Ian

Aspire Recruitment has worked with Unify by Bruntwood since December 2022 to help them find and train the right candidates for facilities management roles. 13 people enrolled on a bespoke course, of which 10, including Ian, went on to secure permanent contracts with Unify.

How Supported Employment is helping Salford residents and employers fulfil their potential

Commissioned by Salford City Council and delivered by GC, the Salford Supported Employment Service aims to make it easier for people in the borough with learning disabilities or autism to find a job by connecting them with inclusive, supportive employers such as Jigsaw Facilities Ltd.

Winning Ways: How the Personal Wellbeing Service helped Stephen into Work

Winning Ways is an 8-week course designed to educate and inspire people on probation to make positive, sustainable changes to their lives. Find out how the course helped Stephen, a former chef, expand his skillset and find a job.

How the CFO Activity Hubs gave ST a 'fresh start' following his flat fire last year

ST was referred to the Hub as a result of his flat being victim of a fire late in 2022. He was in temporary accommodation and struggling with his mental health and was encouraged to seek help with accessing these services and maintaining his well-being.

GC Employment: Empowering people to make a personal difference

Sarah’s restart scheme advisor was able to identify Sarah’s strengths and skills and managed to get her an interview at a hotel spa. This was excellent for Sarah as it played to her strengths and suitability.

MC's mental health is "the best its been for a long time" thanks to the CFO Activity Hub.

MC was referred to the CFO Activity Hub at the start of the year and was referred for support around his alcohol consumption and to be able to develop a sense of purpose. He was also struggling with his mental health and self-confidence, making him anxious around attending the Hub.

How the CFO Activity Hubs helped CK break their negative cycle

CK was referred to the Hub back in February earlier this year and struggled to attend any sessions to begin with due to ongoing mental health issues.

Jane’s story – “I love being back at work.”

Jane lost her job due to having cancer. Through our Employment Legal Advice service, we helped her get legal advice - which resulted in a successful outcome. With support from our Working Well (Work & Health) programme, we also helped Jane secure a new job.

How the CFO Activity Hub used participant's culinary talents to build social connections and create opportunities

The Yorkshire CFO Activity Hubs give people the support they need to get back on track. Part-funded by the European Social Fund, the Hubs aim to overcome some of the barriers that make it difficult for individuals to access support in areas such as education, skills development and employability.

Breaking Barriers: How the CFO Activity Hub secured participant's first job

The CFO Activity Hubs in Yorkshire give people on probation the support that they need to get back on track. BC was referred to the Hub in June 2022, 2 years into a Youth Referral Order. His probation practitioner wrote on his referral form that:

Stephen reunited with his family thanks to the Restart Scheme

A Liverpool man has been reunited with his wife and children thanks to help and support received from the Restart Scheme.

Aarron is supported into a job that fits his life like a glove by IPES

Aarron, based in Hyde, was looking for work. He had been having trouble finding a role that suited him, as he has multiple complex health conditions and learning difficulties. He was referred to Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES), and this is when things started to change.