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Rob’s Story

Rob had been unemployed for a year. He now has a job and enjoys volunteering.

Rob was suffering from depression and had been out of work for a year. He was volunteering at a charity shop and was interested in getting paid work in retail.

Together, Rob and his work coach updated his CV and Rob took part in interview skills training. He struggled during lockdown, and his support coach supported him with weekly calls and gave him resources to help his mental health.

It was a difficult time to find work in retail, so Rob agreed to consider cleaning jobs which could lead to retail work in the future. He enrolled onto a course, and was soon offered a job. He is now happily in employment and has resumed his volunteering.

Derventio Housing Trust is part of a partnership of local organisations delivering the Groundwork Greater Nottingham, Towards Work, Building Better Opportunities programme across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. It is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

We have used a stock photo and changed Rob’s name to protect his anonymity.