M was referred from Inspire with lived experience of domestic violence and low confidence.

M was referred for confidence building classes but also identified that she would like to use her lived experience to get employment.

We spoke to Poplar Harca about their range of courses and M enrolled onto a level 2 Advice and Guidance course then progressing to level 2 Challenging Behaviour.

M also became involved with co production and she is awaiting a start date for peer mentor training at the Enrich project.

M has an interview next week to start volunteering at Solace which is a women’s refuge specialising in supporting women who have experienced domestic violence.

M has grown so much in confidence in a relatively short space of time. She is looking forward to gaining paid employment in the very near future. Her CV is much more competitive and she has gained useful up to date qualifications in a relatively short space of time alongside valuable work experience giving her many more options for employment tin the future.