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Due to a family rift, Tara left her home in Wales and moved in with her sister in Oldham. Jobless and anxious, the 23-year-old wanted to get her life back on track as soon as possible.

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Forty-five-year-old Darren is determined to turn his life around. Pivotal to his success in doing this – and in achieving his ultimate goal of gaining custody of his young daughter – is securing permanent employment.

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Traumatic experiences in her past had left Christine finding it difficult to trust people. The 60-year-old had been unemployed for 14 months when she was referred to Working Well for tailored support to find a job.

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Care assistant Justine became unemployed after a traumatic experience at work sent her mental health into a downward spiral. 

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A pilot project between Ingeus and APCOA Parking, an international company with an operating base in Wigan, is creating work opportunities for local jobseekers.

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Kevin, a wheelchair user from Wigan, tried to find work for five years and sent more than 500 application letters in just seven months.

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Elizabeth from Stockport is blind in one eye and is managing deteriorating hearing. Although Elizabeth’s approach to life has always been to build on her strengths she struggled to find work.

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Rebecca, 19, from Heywood in Rochdale who has Asperger syndrome was unemployed for more than a year before getting support to move into work and to further improve her social interaction, interview skills and self-confidence.

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Debbie, a Stockport mum of two battled depression after losing her job in a care home. With a family to look after, Debbie tried to get another job but struggled to find something suitable.

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