Francesca was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the beginning of high school. She has previously pursued higher education, although her health condition has always made this difficult. Francesca has also found it very difficult to hold down a job as she has had many surgeries and her health condition makes her feel tired and can be quite painful.
Crohn’s disease means that Francesca cannot work for long shifts, and can be in a lot of discomfort if she does not look after her health properly. Having this condition had knocked her confidence in the working world.
Francesca described Into Work as immediately understanding and positive about her future. We were able to find jobs that matched Francesca’s skill-set as well as jobs that fit around her health condition. We were able to help her complete applications as well as boost her confidence through interview preparation. Into Work helped her get a job in administration in the voluntary sector that supports vulnerable adults with housing problems get the help they need.
Francesca is now less isolated and enjoys getting out of her home to go to work. Her self-confidence has been boosted and she now feels like she belongs somewhere.
The extra income means that Francesca now feels she is more financially independent and no longer relies on her fiancé to buy things for her.