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Charlie, aged 20, lived at home and wanted support with exploring benefits, learning a bit more about bank accounts and online banking, revising his CV, job searching effectively and developing the confidence to ‘sell’ his skills to potential employers.
He had felt unable to move forward and make progress for quite a while and it was getting him down.
He was taking antidepressants and wanted to make the move to being more independent from his family home.
What did we do?
At Centre 33 we think it’s important to empower young people to be independent. So we don’t do the work for them, we support them to be able to do the work themselves. We coached him with applying for universal benefit, sorting out his bank account and working on his CV. We also polished some interview skills and enabled him to identify his strengths and see how much he had to offer.
Then what happened?
Charlie’s feedback as we’ve gone along has been really positive. He says he feels more confident with how to approach a number of things. Following his coaching period with Centre 33, he leaves with:
- an income he is entitled to that he didn’t have before
- awareness of online resources to independently access basic support and guidance on job searching
- a CV and covering letter he is confident with and knows how to tweak to suit different roles
- the confidence to recognise the skills and experience he can bring to a potential role
- improved knowledge of online banking
- increased confidence in applying for jobs
‘I now know I can work through a challenging system and come out the other side’