Finding Futures is a work and learning provider working with the most disadvantaged and marginalised people aged 14 – 16 and all
those of working age across Hastings and Rother. SW is a client who has made huge progress since joining the programme. This is his story:
“SW was referred by a Work Programme provider, his referral paper readily acknowledge that he has a learning difficulty.
“S attended his initial interview with his Mum and was not particularly confident in participating with his Mum answering on his behalf. S’s first goal was to attend without his Mum, which he achieved after his second visit.
“S joined a small group of young adults with similar support needs – literacy, numeracy, confidence, social skills – and soon settled in. He is now one of most vociferous and jolly learners, if not THE most!
“S is a keen and enthusiastic member of the ‘Finding Futures Team’ and, if he’s not too busy, will deign to make you a cup of tea, if you ask nicely!!
“He has now achieved his Level 1 Maths, he is working toward achieving his Volunteering Passport, with support from HVA, and has a work placement at the Fisherman’s Museum. S is a keen participant in Old Town Carnival where he hopes to join a float. His biggest dilemma at the moment concerns his fancy dress costume!”
Finding Futures is funded by the Big Lottery.