Voices of The Clock - Impact story - From Unemployed to Employed

**Theme of the month** - Careers & Employment Support**

Hear how receiving support from The Clock has impacted our service users


D is an adult who contacted The Clock and requested support after finding himself out of work. He had previously worked as a brick layer however his employer had gone out of business. D felt that due to his age and the physical demands of the job he could no longer look for work as a brick layer but was unsure what other options were suitable.


Clock staff identified the following barriers to D finding employment:

1. A lack of computer skills, which made it difficult for D to keep up with the demands of the job centre in accessing Universal Credit. 
2. A concern that the only jobs he could get might be ones that he would physically struggle with


Clock staff signed D up to community grants and he attended our twice weekly drop in service. During sessions staff focused on developing D's I. T skills by familiarising him with computers particularly the Universal Credit website and Job search websites. D also received support to improve and update his C.V . Due to Universal Credit taking time before he received any payment he also requested support from our food bank which we provided.

Approximately a month later D successfully started work as a Production Operative, a position that D had applied for via The Clock's Drop-In sessions

The Clock - Thirsk

Community Works HQ
Church Hall
St James Green
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01845 524 494
E-mail: info@communityworks.uk

Community Works CIO
Community Works HQ, Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1AQ
Registered charity number 1096518

Please note that in March 2020 The Clock (Yorkshire) CIO and Thirsk Community Care merged to form Community Works CIO

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