Most of us know the feeling of being unemployed. Sitting around at home, not knowing where to begin, slowly losing that ambition that drives you on to your next goal. It can at times be a terrible feeling.
For Scott, it has been doubly as hard, living with a learning disability had meant that Scott’s ambition to gain paid work had never come true, as his brother Greg told us:
Scott had been wanting paid work for years but never knew where to start.
Indeed the job market can be confusing for someone who has never been employed before, but thanks to Pure Innovations, Scott fund a job working as a part time litter picker, working for Claphams who own the Manchester Fort Retail Park at Cheetham Hill.
It all started when a chance encounter at a business meeting between Pure and Claphams identified an opening for him.
My colleague went to a breakfast business meeting at Bredbury Hall where we met Chris Barlow and Lauren Cosgrove from Pure Innovations” explained Peter Harper, managing director of Claphams,
We were in the market for a litter picker and they suggested we go through Pure, I got put in touch with Geraldine who suggested we hire Scott, we completed all the paperwork and since then have never looked back.
Scott’s line manager thinks the world of him, and after the amount of problems we’ve had with clients, who have complained about the most trivial things, we have never received a single complaint about Scott.
Part of Pure’s service to clients is that they gain the RIGHT job with the RIGHT support, something which brother Greg tells us has helped Scott thrive in his new job.
The service Scott and myself have received has been outstanding. Geraldine went there with him every morning at 6 o’clock to make sure he learnt the job properly.
scott wall 2A couple of months down the line, I’ve never seen Scott so happy, he has a drive and ambition, he looks forward to getting up in the morning and going to work, when he received his first pay packet, he was really happy because he realised he had earn it and gained more independence.
His Pure Employment Officer, Geraldine, echoed the sentiments of both Greg and Claphams.
Scott is so happy to have a paid job! It has opened up so many doors and opportunities for him! Everyday he is smiling and he enjoys coming to work.
He is now able to save up and buy furniture for his new flat. He has grown in confidence from day 1 and gets on really well with his manager.
Claphams have demonstrated upmost professionalism taking on my clients and diversifying their workforce.