Scott Mann MP visited Step into Learning today to see for himself how we are combining a free counselling service, SILC, with our two employability ESF projects, “New Tomorrow” and “Foundations 4 Work”. We explained that we find that different mental health issues are barriers stopping people from successfully gaining employment. By supporting people through counselling and then when the time is right, through the help provided by our projects, back into work creates a holistic approach to unemployment.
Left to right: Melissa James (New Tomorrow), Scott Man (MP), Martin Clark (IT Tutor), Isabelle Wyer (SILC Trainee Counsellor), Stephen Howard (CEO of VLN) and Gary White (Foundations4Work)
Thank you to Scott Man for taking the time to visit our facilities.