What was the situation?

AR had been in the same job for 17 years and was made redundant. She was referred by the Job Centre, to the Job Club at The Angel Centre. She was 57 and very despondent about gaining employment.

What was the intervention?

We shared with her our positive techniques and showed her that she most certainly had options and should not “give up.” After only a few weeks, we helped her apply for a job at a music shop. It was the first job she applied for and as she was a musician in her spare time, she was very interested in this job.

What was the outcome?

Not only did she get the job, but it was immediately made full time instead of part time, as the employer was so impressed. She was delighted with the outcome and excited about her new role.