Diane felt isolated and was struggling with her mental health before she came to learn about the Work Live Leicestershire (WiLL) project.
She had suffered from anxiety, after leaving employment, and was also caring for her brother, Wayne, who has since sadly passed away.
Feelings of isolation, while living in one of Leicestershire’s rural communities, had heightened during the lockdown period of the pandemic.
As restrictions eased, Diane saw an advert about the WiLL project in her local newspaper, the Kibworth Chronicle, and got in touch accordingly.
She signed up for the programme and was assigned a keyworker, Rebecca, who delivered one-to-one support with job search and training.
Their weekly one-to-one skills took place at The Well in Kibworth, where they concentrated on improving Diane’s digital skills and building her confidence.
They also identified employment opportunities in Kibworth Beauchamp, so that Diane could work locally, and improved upon her CV writing and interview techniques.
They found jobs available with HFT Leicestershire, who provide services to disabled adults, where Diane has landed a role as a support worker.
This draws heavily on her background, experience and passion for social care, with Dianne thrilled to be back doing a job that she loves and feeling much better about herself.
Watch Rebecca and Diane go over her time with the WiLL project, by clicking on the video link above, at the Well, on a bench with a plaque that is dedicated to her late brother.
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