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PlaceShapers are starting 2017 with a commitment to help even more people into work. Since 2010, PlaceShaper housing associations have helped more than 60,000 people find work, saving public money on welfare benefits and health services, and helps communities thrive.

These are featured in We Work, 15 powerful stories of how lives have been transformed.  One of the latest examples is 20 year old Adam Ing, from Brotton in East Cleveland, who struggled to find his first break into employment.

Thanks to the support and advice of Coast & Country’s New Directions Team he successfully secured a job with a local family business, Art Screen Prints. Adam was supported every step of the way, from learning how to create a CV, to searching for jobs and preparing for an interview. 

The job is giving Adam the chance to learn new skills and is a great foundation to help prepare him for future employment.

The New Directions programme is part of a Youth Employment Initiative, funded by the European Social Fund, to help young people get into work and training. Coast & Country have helped a young man from the North East take his first steps into the world of work.

Adam said: “They were really helpful, setting up the interview for me and offering advice and tips on how to present myself, and I was really pleased to be offered the chance with Art Screen Prints.”






Coast and Country Jan 2017 for web

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