The Work4You service helped me to believe in myself again

The Staffordshire Employment Development Service gave me back my confidence and helped me to believe in myself again. 

When 52 year old Kevin Bryan was made redundant from his job at an airline in 2012, he immediately began applying for new jobs. With 5 years working in the refund and administration department, and 2 years in the fraud department, he had valuable experience and skills.

But, as months went on, Kevin’s optimism began to dwindle. When months turned to years with no success, he sank into a deep depression. As a claimaint of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Kevin tried hard to meet the obligations they set, but his mental health meant he was struggling to function with basic tasks, and he risked sanctions for failing to meet the required criteria.

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