24 July 2017
What is the Participant’s background?
Client had been drinking heavily this was as a result of losing someone close and not being able to cope, his drinking had become worse and he made threats to a member of his family who he was living with at the time. He was placed on a community order. He had never been in trouble before.
What was the turning point?
Client was referred to CFO from his OM who felt that he needed some extra support and help. On his first interview he was quite nervous but felt he wanted to start making some positive changes in his life and to cut down or stop drinking as this is what had led to his offence. With the client, we worked on his goals and we decided that a mentor could really help to focus him and to help him make the changes, he was already at this point seeing alcohol help with Swanswell. We also started to talk about some possible training opportunities that he could engage in but he felt he could not cope with large groups of people, he does have mild learning disabilities. So, we discussed the Remploy Personal Development course.
What was the journey whilst on the programme?
Client has engaged very well with Swanswell and has also worked well with mentor services, he has attended all his appointments and has always been prompt. After a few weeks on programme and working with the Sova mentor he felt able to attend some group training with Remploy. He has now completed this course and has really felt this has helped him to focus on what he needs to do.
What was the outcome?
For this client, just being able to attend for the training was a big thing for him, he is still a long way from being work ready as he has not worked for many years.
What are the client’s future plans?
Client is wanting to carry on and is still engaging well with the mentor, he has now also signed up to do a IT course starting in September, he feels he can now cope with this following the PD course and being around people.