Making new friends - Kara's Story

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Kara had been unemployed because of ill-health. She now has a job in Administration.              

Kara started with Pluss in August 2018 and was nervous about going back to work, and meeting a whole new team. Kara had left her last job due to health issues and was ready to go back to work when she started with Pluss.

Kara felt that Pluss gave her a lot of support. She felt her main barriers were nervousness and anxiety. Pluss was able to help Kara look for suitable roles where it would not exacerbate her anxiety.

We researched many employers with Kara and found ABC Admin Services Ltd, a small team of admin staff in the centre of Salisbury. The most important thing was finding a small employer that had the right people that would support and encourage Kara.

Kara's confidence has now increased significantly, she is making new friends within the team and she is happier in herself.

Kara’s Change Coach said, “I have seen Kara change and become much more confident since starting work with ABC. We work in the same building and I bump into her frequently, and she is more open to conversation.”

Kara would like to progress within the company, but for now is happy to learn processes and procedures.

The Work and Health Programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund.