Thanks to Work4You, I’m back in work and enjoying life

At the age of 61, Jackie was facing a daily battle with her local job centre who insisted she should be spending up to 25 hours a week looking for work in order to continue to receive essential financial support.

But, with a life-long history of mental health conditions including anorexia, she was mentally and physically unable to cope with the demands that were being placed on her.

So Jackie’s community psychiatric nurse, who she sees regularly to help with her ongoing health issues, referred her to our Staffordshire Work4You employment service, which helps people with long-term mental health issues into work.

Read Jackie's story.