Great news for HeadsUp at Signpost Greenstead

The last few weeks have seen some great successes at Signpost Greenstead. Our HeadsUp Peer Support Worker based at this location has spent a lot of time helping participants feel confident to take that step into work or training and there have been some fantastic results.

One participant has successfully completed an online training course resulting in a Level 2 Food Safety qualification, this means that a whole area of work will be available to him when he feels ready. This was an excellent achievement as he has learning difficulties and struggles using a computer, but with some support and patience he passed with flying colours.

Two further participants have achieved a Level 2 Customer Service qualification and another has started a Level 1 European Computer Driving License course (intro to computing) at Adult Community Learning, which will put them all in a far stronger position when applying for jobs in the future.

A final celebration of recent weeks is our participant who has started working at Stansted Airport as a cargo distributor for FedEx. Such a positive step and such an amazing achievement all made possible due to the support from the PSW and the efforts made by the participant themselves, this really should be applauded!

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Step by Step – HeadsUp makes great progress in Mid and North Essex

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) share their latest Blog – It was celebration time just recently for the EPUT HeadsUp team, when one of our participants secured a job in a care home in Maldon.  The role was for a domestic, laundry and kitchen assistant and she was very happy to have succeeded. She had high praise for HeadsUp, saying that she could not have done it without the support she received and we were able to provide her with an up to date reference.

Another participant has also said that he is now a more confident person.  Volunteering for ‘Dancing Giraffe’ he works in IT and looks after the website.  He may even secure paid employment at a later date. He said he will brave a phone call to the temp agency with regard to starting work, something he has not been able to do before.

Find out about what’s going on across Essex in the latest Blog updates found in News and Resources of the HeadsUp web section .