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Aimee’s Story

Aimee wanted help to overcome the barriers to work she faced, as she was determined to return to work.
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support Volunteers

Like most other organisations, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council has been planning how to respond to COVID-19 – identifying critical services, planning to keep them open and thinking about the wider implications for residents and communities.
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COVID-19 Update

How the GREAT Project plans to move forward during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Participants sit around a table listening to the GREAT employment co-ordinator deliver session

Shannon’s Story

Shannon was referred to the GREAT Project by her carer, who she had lived with for many years from Shared Lives through Leicestershire County Council.
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Josh’s Story

After leaving school, Josh Wick*, a young man with a learning disability, needed support to find work.
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First employability programme for Syrian refugee community group

Last year we presented at an event supporting the Syrian Refugee community into employment, 12 attendees refereed themselves onto the project.
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Gurdip’s Story

Gurdip felt he needed support to get back on the job ladder and was facing multiple barriers including lack of skills, confidence and opportunities.
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Participants pose with GREAT Project staff in front of a white board at the end of the employability programme

Behind Every GREAT Man Employability Programme

Earlier this month, the GREAT Project completed the first ‘Behind Every GREAT Man’ employability programme.
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Poonam’s Story

Poonam had been unemployed since having her third child. With her youngest due to start school in September, she decided now was the time to do something for herself.
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