“it’s evident what a difference Sarah (Richardson – Eden Valley R2W Job Coach) is making to the lives of some of our most vulnerable and isolated in the area. Great news that yet another of our customers has secured work after Sarah’s input. We were also really impressed with “The Hub”, it has a lovely atmosphere and is clearly a vital part of the community.”

Julie, Disability Employment Adviser from DWP

“The whole experience has been very good for myself and Sophie. Before entering the programme, Sophie was very shy and quiet and she avoided interaction with others. The programme has boosted her confidence and independence and has resulted in Sophie doing things that I would never have imagined her capable of doing. The whole process has brought her on and will help her going forward especially in finding work.“

Sophie’s MumParent of Supported Internship Participant

“One of the things Ive noticed is that Holly has a good knowledge of food, so she will come home and say can we try this product etc. The other week Holly went shopping for the first time by herself and did this as she is completely comfortable within that environment. When I met her outside Booths once, Holly said she had to go back in and say goodbye to her friends who work there; it was so good to see that Holly has made new friendships.”

KathParent of Supported Internship Participant

“Jake has settled in well alongside all parts of our business, and he is greatly improving in all aspects of the job. He has gained so much confidence and is very keen to learn, with a great work ethic. The support that R2W offer has been fantastic, and has helped both Jake and us as a company. Throughout the internship he has been encouraged to keep pushing to achieve his dream in construction.”

JennaDirector, AP & J Brown

“Nicole has developed extremely well. I cannot believe the difference in her since starting her placement. She gets on with all the team and is now working independently. We have been happy to support the Supported Internship scheme and are happy to support it again in the future.”

ShirleyHead of Housekeeping, Abbey House Hotel

“We are in the second year of employing Community Works. We have found them to be very reliable and help in any way they can.”

AlyssaHeadteacher, Kendal Nursery School