Claire and Stacey

The Prince's Trust - creating life changing journeys

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Claire Poulson Learning Programme and digital inclusion co-ordinator
9 May 2018
Claire and Stacey in the Digital Den

Severnside work in partnership with the Prince’s Trust to help young people in our communities get their lives back on track. I’ve recently worked alongside Stacey and it's been great being part of her life-changing journey.  Watching her flourish and become a calm and confident young lady makes me feel very proud to be part of such a great team.

Stacey would be the first person to admit that when we first met her behaviour could, at times, be challenging. Like lots of the young people we support, her lack of self-belief was stopping her from moving forward and finding employment.

“I gained a huge amount of confidence in my own skills and abilities by taking part in the Prince’s Trust programme,” said Stacey. “It makes me really happy that people have noticed I have changed.  I was so loud at the beginning and would want to cause arguments.  During the course, I managed to quieten down, get on with my work and gave things a go. 

“The employability skills week held at the Digital Den, led by Severnside was really helpful, particularly the mock-interviews. It helped me believe in myself and gain the confidence I needed to secure a local part-time job. I want to get up, go to work and earn money.  I give things a go and feel really positive about my future career prospects and my life in general.”

Whether you choose to come along to a job club held at one of our Digital Dens, undertake training or apply for grant funding there really is something for everyone, no matter what your age or ability.  I would encourage everyone from the local community to pop-in to our Dens in Castlefields and Meole Brace to find out more about the great support we offer.

You can find out more by visiting our Facebook page or our website.  You can also email me on Claire.poulson@housingplusgroup.co.uk for help and advice.