Debbie Daniels, 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.
"I went from having zero confidence and not wanting to leave the house, to earning my own money and rebuilding my self-respect. I was so nervous when I first attended but they eased my worries and helped in so many practical ways. I'm making new friends at work and feel like I have a purpose in life again. I'm looking forward to working my way onwards and upwards."
A pilot project between Ingeus and APCOA Parking, an international company with an operating base in Wigan, is creating work opportunities for local jobseekers.
Kevin Irvine, a wheelchair user from Wigan, tried to find work for five years and sent more than 500 application letters in just seven months.
Elizabeth Andrew 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.
You can join the Working Well (Work and Health Programme) by speaking to your JCP Work Coach at your next appointment.