Success Stories

Carol's Story

When Carol contacted the Project, she was caring for her adult son, who suffered from a range of mental health issues. Her Caring role meant that she hadn’t been in paid employment for 16 years, and Carol expressed how much she missed socialising within the working environment.

Carol was thrilled when her son was able to move into safe accommodation within social care, as it meant he would have a safe place to stay for life.


With more time on her hands, Carol was excited to explore volunteering as a way of re-entering the workforce. Loneliness was a worry for Carol, as she enjoyed the company of others and felt she had been missing out.


With the help of her Keyworker, Paul, Carol found two voluntary positions – one within a Cancer Research UK shop, and one as a Ward Porter in St Peter’s hospital, Maldon. Not only that, but Carol fancied brushing up on her maths skills, and so she enrolled on a course in GCSE Maths with the Adult College of Learning, Chelmsford.

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