There was a need to address their work and learning needs, alongside concerns about housing issues, finance and benefit support. One of the Career Connect team attended an initial group session to deliver an overview on the help, information, advice and guidance the NCS service offers.
An interpreter was on hand to help those clients for whom English was a second language. Many of the employees facing redundancy had come to UK to work, from Lithuania and Latvia. With the ongoing support of an interpreter, each of the clients attended a one to one interview which enabled them to create a CV and gain help with looking for a new job.
Working closely in partnership with Speke Training Education Centre, many of the group have now progressed into alternative employment and they are enjoying participation in an ESOL course to boost their language skills.