Our approach really works

It’s great to see Ann Rose, our Employment Outreach Advisor, getting the recognition she deserves for the approach the Renewal Trust takes in supporting people into employment in St Ann’s.

Ann runs the Renewal Trust Employment Support service, which has been designed with the help of local people and organisations based on their feedback, to make sure it offers the kind of support people told us they need – one-to-one support tailored to them, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Instead of pushing people towards any job, the Trust believes in a person-centred approach, focusing on the needs of each individual, to support them into work or training in the way that’s right for them. Ann recently received this email from Job Centre Plus, and as it shows, our alternative approach to employment support is really making an impact.

“I just wanted to take this chance to thank you for everything you do, I really do not know what my customers would do without your support.

The fact that they feel so comfortable coming to The Chase and that they feel you are the hub of the community, one of my customers told me you are the mum of St Ann’s and there is nothing that you don’t know.

From CVs to Universal Credit you support them all. My customers who are completely phobic to computers are now coming in able to show me online job searches.

The support you offer is invaluable.”

Are you looking for work, training or advice?

Our employment support service offers one-to-one support for anyone aged 29+ living in St Ann’s.

The service includes one-to-one drop-in sessions at community venues in St Ann’s, one-to-one appointments and aftercare support for people who have found employment or training, to help them settle in and find their feet.

Find out more about our Employment Support service