Working through the barriers – Rita’s story

Working through the barriers – Rita’s story

Rita (not her real name) is aged 49 and lives in the Wakefield area. Rita had suffered from domestic abuse while in a difficult relationship. Towards the end of last year Rita found herself unemployed and homeless.  “I was sofa surfing and I wanted to find work. I had...
Onwards and upwards for Jan

Onwards and upwards for Jan

Jan was referred to Halifax Opportunities Trust project by local charity, St. Augustine’s Centre, initially to get help with making a claim for Universal Credit. Jan had stopped working in January 2020 after not receiving any more work from the agency he was working...
“I am me again” – Steven’s story

“I am me again” – Steven’s story

Steven, 36, from Wakefield, felt he had a lot of barriers to overcome but step-by-step he has done it and is now on the road towards returning to work! “My family mentor, Debbie, gave me the advice and information to be able to address my debt and deal with it....