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Step Forward Tees Valley’s Summer Newsletter 2018 Improving Mental Health & Wellbeing Issue This issue highlights some of the fantastic work teams have been doing to improve participants mental health and wellbeing

Welcome to our summer newsletter. Hope you are all enjoying the glorious weather. Thinking about my contribution to this newsletter; any project takes time to start up and settle so it can begin to achieve its aims and have the desired impact. It’s clear from reading through the news and stories contained within this edition that your work is continuing to have a massive impact upon people’s lives. I was delighted to see two of our participants, John and Wendy appointed as ambassadors for ERS, the researchers for the project and was advised that the calibre of applications from participants was excellent. Listening to John on Night Owls just reinforces what a life changing opportunity this programme can present. Even if we were to take out the human element for a moment and consider the impact from a purely financial perspective, the cost-benefit savings to the public purse associated with moving people into employment after lengthy periods of unemployment must be immense. Consider also the longer term impact which your work is having upon community cohesion in bringing people from all walks of life together. It really is impressive and is evidence that we will be presenting to decision makers. As noted on page 16 the recent visit by the Big Lottery highlighted to colleagues the complexities of the individuals with whom you are working and they were really impressed by some of the initiatives and staff professionalism and commitment. Some of the results and outcomes you are achieving set in the context of the barriers experienced by participants are, I think, quite staggering, and is again information that we will be using to inform discussions as to any potential extension of the project. On that note we are submitting information to the Big Lottery over the next week to allow dialogue regarding possible project extensions to be considered in good time. As said previously this dialogue will be informed by a number of factors, audit, governance, financial management and performance. The project is performing well in all of these areas and we are certainly in a good position to commence these discussions. Please enjoy the read, reflect on your achievements and keep up the good work. Helen Collins – Programme Manager

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Mental Health Concern Health link workers represented Step Forward Tees Valley in this year’s Darlington Mass Dance to help raise support for mental health awareness week.

The Darlington Navigators The Darlington team celebrated mental health awareness week by introducing permanent mindfulness sessions to their weekly coffee mornings and Red Hall group. During these sessions participants are able to try a wide range of arts and crafts including painting, pastels and sewing.

The dance, Express Yourself, was performed with 600 other supporters and the routine lasted seven minutes. The focus of the event was to show people the positive effects dance can have on mental health, in particular how it can help reduce stress. Samantha Carsley, health link worker was invited on stage to talk about the programme and what mental health awareness week meant to her. The event was a success bringing lots of people together from all walks of life.

Advice is given around the benefits arts and crafts can bring to somebody experiencing mental health issues, including boosting self esteem and creative thinking.

PCP Liz Godfrey from PCP has been working with Darlington participants to discover the positive effects gardening can have on a person’s wellbeing. Firthmoor Community Centre has kindly given up garden space, along with a greenhouse, for participants to use. So far participants have tidied the gardens and planted seeds in preparation for the summer. We are looking forward to seeing some beautiful flowers!

FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND AND THE NATIONAL LOTTERY, THROUGH THE BIG LOTTERY FUND


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Darlington Case Studies Ricks Story Rick, 52, began his road to recovery when he was referred onto the programme. Rick was suffering with alcoholism, depression and anxiety, he felt completely alone and scared. Rick met with his navigator for an initial appointment and found out what specialist support he could access. He got on well with his navigator Rachel, and they met weekly for a cuppa and a chat. Rick’s navigator was able to identify that his alcoholism was connected to a physical attack he’d suffered a couple of years ago when he was managing a local pub. He started to use alcohol to cope with his ordeal and it turned into an addiction. Rick lost his job, his home and his relationship. Rick was introduced to Martin, a health link worker who helped him create a short term emergency plan and gave him 1:1 support. He was helped to use coping mechanisms, recognise stress triggers and began taking prescribed medications. He was also encouraged to go to his GP and the community mental health team as well as working closely with drug and alcohol specialists. As Rick’s mental health and anxiety began to improve he was helped to plan the next part of his journey. Kings Church, a local charity, helped him get some furniture and other essential items. He also started to attend gym which had a great impact on his well-being. Rick was now 20 weeks sober, working on rebuilding his relationship and was beginning to feel more positive about his future. Over the next couple of months Rick felt able and ready to start looking at training and skills opportunities. He successfully completed confidence building sessions, Level 2 in First Aid, Level 2 in Customer Service and Level 2 in Retail. He had help to update his CV and began researching job opportunities. Rick looked well and felt well, he was now 30 weeks sober. A few months on, Rick got a job and remains sober. He has faced challenges along the way but believes everyone should have the strength and courage to overcome obstacles they are facing. “Being sober feels great! I am enjoying life more, especially since starting work and earning money again. I have found my confidence. Thank you for all the help and support you gave me”.

Dawn’s Story “Thanks to Step Forward Tees Valley and Jodie I have found my confidence and feel prepared for getting a job” Dawn is a single mum of two children living in Darlington. Both her children have disabilities which made finding a job with suitable hours a little more difficult. Dawn was determined to get a job, and with lots of hard work she was offered a job as a support worker. She felt happy and started to plan her future but she needed a DBS check. Dawn waited almost three months for her DBS check to be completed and because of the delay her job offer was withdrawn. Dawn was devastated and lost all confidence. She found herself back at her local Job Centre signing on, when her work coach told her about Step Forward Tees Valley. Dawn met with Jodie, one of the navigator's They got on well and over the next couple of weeks they created a bespoke action plan.

Jodie’s priority was to help Dawn get her confidence back. Dawn was introduced to Morrison Trust, where she completed confidence building, assertiveness and managing change sessions. Over the next couple of months Dawn’s confidence and aspirations grew. Jodie arranged for Dawn to attend a careers advice session and she decided she would like to work in the care sector. She was introduced to Skills North East and decided to start a Level 2 in Health and Social Care.

Has your team got a story to share? If so get in touch with Rachel or Hayley

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Hartlepool are on the buses We have just launched an amazing marketing campaign on the buses in Hartlepool. Please remember when taking a referral to ask the participant where they heard about us, we need evidence to show the success of a campaign to be able to roll it out in other areas. Thanks again to all involved in the photo shoot, this is over and above your job role, but the results look great!

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Women’s group success This month, Middlesbrough navigators and health link workers have worked together to introduce mindfulness as a coping mechanism for reducing stress, in their women’s group.

Cooking with PCP Middlesbrough participants have been working with Liz Godfrey, learning health coordinator, to adapt family favourite meals on a budget with a healthy added twist.

Here participants shared ideas of how they manage their own stress as well as trying activities including word searches and colouring. They also took part in a healthy cooking session where they made two curries from fresh ingredients.

Advice was given to participants about the important contributing role food plays in our wellbeing.

The monthly group is a growing success and new faces, are joining each session. Breaking through isolation barriers has allowed friendships to form, which in turn is improving participants confidence, social skills and overall wellbeing.

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Middlesbrough Case Study Tracey’s Story “I really enjoy coming to the gym, I can use all the equipment now and it makes me feel good. I’ve enjoyed everything about being on the Step Forward Tees Valley programme and thank everyone for helping me make the changes to my eating habits to control my diabetes. I have loved the community heroes’ sessions, they have made me feel like part of a team. Even my family see a difference in me, I’m happier and more positive about life”.

Tracey had been using the computers at her local community centre to job search when she noticed a Step Forward Tees Valley display. She plucked up the courage and went to speak to a navigator to find out what Step Forward Tees Valley was all about. Tracey is in her 40s and a single mum of four grown up children. She had always put her children’s needs first and along the way had neglected her own health and wellbeing. Tracey was 21 stone and had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She was becoming increasingly isolated, suffered with anxiety and lacked confidence and self-esteem. After Tracey spoke to the navigator in her local community centre she decided that Step Forward Tees Valley was just what she needed. Tracey met with her navigator Lisa for regular 1:1 sessions where they discussed her weight, confidence and self-esteem difficulties. Lisa suggested an eight week “Healthy Me, Confident Me” course. Tracey was terrified about joining a new group, but with the support and encouragement from her navigator, she went along. For the first couple of weeks the course was a challenge for Tracey and she was too nervous to join in. But by week three, Tracey found the confidence to join in and began to share her experiences with the rest of the group. Liz who runs the course saw an improvement in Tracey’s confidence and also her aspirations. During the course Tracey completed sessions on healthy eating. She kept a food diary and started swapping unhealthy foods for home cooked meals with vegetables. She ditched the fizzy drinks for water and started to get weighed each week. Tracey also underwent ear acupuncture to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. The improvements Tracey had made to her lifestyle encouraged her to become healthier. She asked about exercise sessions and was referred to the Live Well Centre in Middlesbrough. Step Forward Tees Valley also provided Tracey with suitable clothes and footwear for her first gym session. Tracey had never been to a gym before, she’s now going three times a week, has lost weight and loves it! Tracey is also enjoying being one of Step Forward Tees Valley’s community heroes – volunteering in the community which is continuing to improve her social skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Has your team got a story to share? If so get in touch with Rachel or Hayley

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Meet & Greet

The Redcar Navigators The Redcar team has worked together with participants to start a community venture called “Swap Shop”. The idea came during a weekly ladies coffee morning, when one of the participants mentioned she had some clothes she no longer wanted. The ladies quickly started chatting and within an hour they’d planned a launch date, chosen a name and booked a venue. “Swap Shop” has been set up for all participants and staff to bring unwanted items such as; clothes, books, bags and other household items to swap for something they need. The launch of “Swap Shop” has been such a success that even the venue staff have started swapping! Although navigators are on hand to help, they encourage participants to take the lead. Participants have reported feeling more motivated and generally happier after seeing their unwanted items go to someone who needs them. “Swap Shop” is having a positive impact on participant’s overall mental health and they continue to hold the event monthly.

Gary Brown-health link worker held a meet and greet session in Redcar’s Mind café this month to promote mental health awareness week. Gary encouraged participants to take part in positive affirmation activities throughout the morning and also offered advice and support on managing stress.

Healthy Eating Liz Godfrey, learning health coordinator, has been working with participants across the Tees Valley to explore the positive effects healthy eating can have on your mental health and overall wellbeing. In Redcar participants had fun creating healthy smoothies, particularly focussing upon healthy alternatives to sugars and flavourings.

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Redcar Case Studies Craig’s Story Craig joined us when he separated from his partner and had lost his job as a senior care assistant. He was suffering from stress, anxiety and depression and had low self-esteem and low confidence. Due to his financial situation, Craig had moved back in with his parents. He wasn’t claiming any benefits and had debts from credit/store cards and bank loans. He said he felt like he was drowning and just wanted his life back. After meeting with a navigator called Lorraine, an initial plan was made. Lorraine made an appointment with his GP and he was prescribed anti-depressants and given mental health support. An appointment was arranged with Citizens Advice and a successful claim was made for Employment and Support Allowance. Craig was also having difficulties with his ex-partner and seeing his son. He was referred to The Early Help Team who supported him to get a shared custody agreement in place. Craig felt his life was improving, he felt more positive and was beginning to feel happy again. He had another appointment with Citizens Advice to sort out his financial difficulties and he now has a payment plan to settle his debts. This is a massive weight off his shoulders. Craig went on a six week course to improve his self-esteem, well-being and confidence. His relationship with his ex-partner started to improve and they talked about a reconciliation. Craig attended interview skills sessions, created a CV and began to search for jobs. He even visited the dentist and had his front teeth capped, something he’d previously been terrified to do.

Karen’s Story Karen had been out of work for 20 years when she was introduced to us through her local Job Centre. She was grieving the recent loss of her mother who she had cared for in their family home. Her carers allowance had stopped and with mounting bills she was facing eviction from her home. Karen met her navigator Tracey and told her she was feeling depressed, worried, stressed and didn’t know what to do. Tracey could see that Karen’s financial situation was making her even more stressed and worried so arranged an appointment at Citizens Advice Bureau. They helped her sort through her finances and avoid eviction. Tracey also made sure Karen was claiming the right benefits and was receiving Job Seekers Allowance. As Karen had been out of work for so long she didn’t know where to start looking for a job.

Tracey worked with Karen to create a bespoke plan for her future. Together over the next few months they identified Karen’s existing skills, how to job search, and practised interview techniques. Karen’s aspiration, motivation and confidence were improving constantly and she began to feel excited about her future. A few months later Karen was successful in an interview at a local supermarket. She is now enjoying working in her first job in 20 years and is extremely thankful to Step Forward Tees Valley and Tracey for their support. Karen said “Tracey supported me to get my life back on track. I have gone from being low to being happy again”.

Has your team got a story to share? If so get in touch with Rachel or Hayley FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND AND THE NATIONAL LOTTERY, THROUGH THE BIG LOTTERY FUND


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The Stockton Navigators Mind

Stockton navigators continue to work closely with Stockton probation service and this month they have been praised for the support they offer and the effect they are having on participant’s wellbeing. See a copy of the write up on the next page.

Two ladies working with Stockton Mind health link workers said;

Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar navigators held an EID Celebration at NUR Fitness this month. Here ladies from around the globe celebrated each others cultures by integrating with each other, sharing foods, dancing and singing traditional songs. It was an amazing event and everyone involved had a great time!

“I can now start a conversation and have made friends”.

“I really look forward to the group, as it takes your mind off other things and helps me feel better”.

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Featured in DTV CRC Connected Spring 2018 newsletter

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Stockton Case Studies Sonia’s Story “Thanks to Step Forward Tees Valley and Sarah, I feel happy. I would like to finish my occupational skills and then look at working with animals”. Sonia 35, had recently fled domestic abuse and was sofa surfing with friends. With no confidence and feeling depressed and anxious Sonia turned to alcohol to cope. She felt like her life was slipping away and didn’t know what to do.

During a routine appointment at her local job centre, Sonia’s work coach recommended Step Forward Tees Valley. A couple of days later Sonia found the courage and attended an initial appointment where she met a navigator called Sarah. Sarah quickly realised that Sonia needed additional specialised support, and arranged a three way meeting with Stockton Mind. Stockton Mind worked 1:1 with Sonia over the next 6 months to reduce her anxieties and improve her confidence. They also referred her to CGL Recovery Service to support her with her alcohol addiction. Sonia continued to meet and receive support from her navigator, and as her mental health improved they began to address her housing issues. Sarah arranged for Sonia to attend an appointment with Citizens Advice Bureau, who were then able to support Sonia into her own accommodation. After 10 months of being on the Step Forward Tees Valley Programme Sonia was beginning to feel “settled and more confident”. Now, 14 months on and Sonia has completed a 6 week health and wellbeing programme, volunteered within her community as part of community heroes and is currently attending occupational studies.

Nicola’s Story “I’m so glad I found Step Forward Tees Valley. In 4 months I have come so far, thank you”. Nicola 52, moved from Lancashire to Newcastle to Stockton 4 months ago to live with her partner. She didn’t know anyone in Stockton and was feeling lonely and depressed. When Nicola signed on at her local Job Centre, she picked up a Step Forward Tees Valley leaflet and arranged an initial meeting. During Nicola’s initial meeting, her navigator Sarah, identified that the barriers preventing her from moving forward were; isolation, mental health, financial worries and basic skills.

Her navigator invited Nicola to a “knit and nat” session which Nicola really enjoyed. She continued to attend this session and began to make friends. After a couple of months, Nicola’s navigator noticed that her mental health was improving and asked Nicola if she would like to meet with the volunteer team. Nicola met with the volunteer team and is now volunteering with community heroes. So far Nicola has cooked for the homeless, maintained gardens and took part in litter picks within her community.

Has your team got a story to share? If so get in touch with Rachel or Hayley FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND AND THE NATIONAL LOTTERY, THROUGH THE BIG LOTTERY FUND


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Don’t be scared to try something new We all know physical exercise is beneficial to our mental health and wellbeing. But Les from MFC wants it to be about a lot more. He focusses on making people feel good about themselves by reducing isolation, encouraging teamwork and recognising strengths. Participants from Darlington, Middlesbrough and Stockton continue to enjoy weekly sessions with MFC and they recently took part in a resilience and dragonball tournament. Other sessions include; boxercise, football, badminton, table tennis, ultimate frisbee, basket ball and more recently wheelchair basketball. Les said “I understand that it is scary to try something new, I try to keep the sessions as laid back as possible and encourage navigators to take part in sessions to offer additional support to participants feeling anxious”.

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Awards for our Community Heroes Community Heroes support participants across the Tees Valley to reduce isolation and improve overall wellbeing. As well as making friends and improving confidence/self-esteem, community heroes offers participants the opportunity to try something new, gain new skills and give something back to their community. This month community heroes held their first awards ceremony, where participants were awarded gold, silver and bronze awards for the work they have done in their local communities. Well done everyone!

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Community Hero Case Study “Thanks to Step Forward Tees Valley I have found my confidence. I have been welcomed and made to feel special and am looking forward to the next part of my journey”. Karen living in Stockton, started her journey with Step Forward Tees Valley feeling depressed, anxious and isolated. She wasn’t from the area and was struggling to leave the house. Karen heard about Step Forward Tees Valley through her local advice and information centre, who arranged a meeting for her with a navigator called Laura. Karen was very nervous and emotional during her first appointment, but Laura was able to reassure Karen and help her realise she wasn’t alone. For the first few months Karen met 1:1 with Laura for a cuppa and a chat, just having someone to talk to and listen was making a big difference to Karen’s life. During Karen’s review, Laura suggested that she should meet with Stockton Mind, and with her support they set up a three way meeting. Karen is now attending weekly sessions with Stockton Mind who are working 1:1 with her to reduce her depression and anxiety. Karen is embracing these sessions, and is beginning to use the coping strategies she’s been taught. With Karen’s confidence and mental health beginning to improve, Laura asked Karen if she would like to join a ladies knitting group. Karen felt ready, and with support went along, something she would have previously struggled with. Karen enjoyed knitting and as the weeks passed and her confidence grew, she was able to attend these sessions without support. New participants joining the group would go to Karen for help, she had become a mentor in the knitting group and was teaching people to knit and crochet. Karen felt like she’d turned a corner, she was getting out the house regularly and meeting new people. She was ready to try something new and during her next review, Laura asked if she would be interested in volunteering. Karen was introduced to Anya, a volunteer coordinator from Changing Lives. Anya runs Community Heroes, which gives participants on the Step Forward Tees Valley programme the opportunity to try different volunteering experiences within their community. Karen has now been volunteering for Community Heroes for the last six months. During this time she has cooked for the homeless, maintained gardens, made Christmas decorations and decorated community halls and more recently has ran chocolate workshops across the Tees Valley. Karen has also completed a self-employment course which has reinforced her desire to work for herself in an arts and crafts environment. She has lots of ideas and is currently exploring opportunities. Another participant said “Karen taught me to knit and crochet and this helps me to relax”.

Another participant said “Karen helped me fit in and listened to me”.

Has your team got a story to share? If so get in touch with Rachel or Hayley

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Lottery Visit Update During May we were visited by the Lottery. During their visit they were able to sample a selection of participant activities including; NUR Fitness, MFC and community heroes. The feedback from the day was excellent and the lottery particularly enjoyed talking to the participants about their journeys so far.

From the finance team We would like to say a huge thank you to all or our partners for you continued co-operation and support during financial claims. Particularly in regards to our retrospective audit. The Big Lottery Fund came out last week and sampled 10 lines from each of the retrospective quarters. We are pleased to say that the checks were successful and we are now moving back to quarterly payments. Monthly payments have been difficult to manage for everyone due to timing of financial transactions taking place in time for claims, we hope that now we can move forward and focus on each current quarter at a time. Thanks again

Did you know? Aim of the programme

Birth Certificates

The overall aim of the programme is to promote social inclusion and combat poverty by helping people to address barriers that are preventing them from moving forward and in time move closer to training and employment.

Did you know? We now accept short birth certificates as ID evidence

Passports

Hello...

Did you know? An out of date passport can be used as ID evidence as long as;

Anita Graham

1)

The participant looks like the photograph in the passport

Programme Support Officer, programme management team

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The passport has not been tampered with

3)

The passport has not been invalidated/cut as a new one is being issued

Nathaniel Rowntree Claims and Compliance Officer, programme management team

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Note from comms It’s been a busy time in the comms and marketing team as we have been spreading the word about all the good work you are doing. Please keep sharing your stories with us – we love to hear what you are getting up to and finding out how well our participants are doing. Also, don’t forget to tell us in advance if you are going to an event or hosting an activity. Not only can we make sure you have some great merchandise to hand out, we can also promote what you are doing on social media. If you are on social media please follow us on facebook and twitter and share our posts so we can reach as many people as possible! Events – lots of you have been attending some great events over the summer. Attending other people’s events, rather than organising our own, is proving very effective as it is getting our name in front of a ready-made audience. Speaking to people face-to-face is proven to be the best way to get a message across and every event we attend is a chance to get more referrals and make contacts in other organisations. Thank you to everyone who is taking the time out to go to an event and if you have any feedback or lessons learned from something you attend let us know. Please can we ask that all staff wear SFTV lanyards at events (so people know who you are!) and that you only use the latest branded materials (the ones with the cartoon on). A huge part of our marketing strategy is based on brand recognition and so we need to make sure what we are showing people is consistent. Comms group – the comms group (which is made up of a representative from each office) continues to meet and is doing some good work to ensure consistency across the areas. Comms reps should have all the marketing materials you need but if you want more, or something different, either ask them or get in touch with us direct. Meet and greet – Rachel is coming to every office now for regular meetings with team leaders and comms leads. This is a great way for us to find out what you are up to and to discuss any comms issues in between our comms group meetings. Buses – we are very excited to be on (and in) the buses in Hartlepool. This is a trial and if it proves a success in boosting referrals we will look at doing it elsewhere. Thanks to Emma and Amelia for being such great models for the publicity shots! TFM – we hope you have heard our adverts on TFM and mentions on the Night Owls’ programme. This campaign was a considerable investment but we think it was worth it as a great way to get our name heard by more people. In the loos – our posters are up in the toilets in the Hillstreet Shopping Centre in Middlesbrough (there is no escapee from SFTV!). Again this is a trial and if it helps boost numbers we will look at doing the same in other areas Council magazines – we have booked adverts in the council-run magazines for each of the areas so we should be dropping through every letterbox in the Tees Valley over the coming months! School magazines – we have booked adverts in Raring2go and Primary Times which are free magazines handed out to children across the Tees Valley. Don’t forget we are always here to discuss any comms issues so please do get in touch! Hayley and Rachel

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Results and outcomes Results

123 41 79 60 19 18 266 223 166 166 146

Participants claiming Result No. who move into education or training on leaving No. who move into employment / self-employment Of these were unemployed when joining the project Of these eco inactive when joining the project No. that were eco inactive move into job-searching Participants claiming Outcomes Outcome 1 Improved Stability Improved motivation and aspirations Better connected to communities and networks Participants more aware of learning, training or education programme.

157 91 207 103 130 184 168 115 98 130 41

Improved Basic Skills Outcomes

Outcome 2 Improved Digital Skills Improved Financial Skills Reduced Digital & Financial Barriers Outcome 3 Improved job specific skills and experience Improved job search skills Improved social skills for work Economically Inactive Participants with improved job search skills Economically Inactive participants with improved confidence in undertaking job search skills

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Participants to date Number of total participants

Last submission

To date

964

1277

Number of men

553

57%

719

56%

Number of women

409

42%

555

43%

Number of prefer not to say

2

Number who are unemployed, including long-term un-

683

71%

885

69%

Number who are economically inactive, including not in 281

29%

392

31%

Number who are aged 50 or over

281

29%

349

27%

Number with disabilities

579

60%

756

59%

Number from ethnic minorities

105

11%

144

11%

0%

3

0%

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Step Forward Tees Valley Summer Newsletter 2018  

This edition of our newsletter highlights some of the fantastic work teams are doing to improve participants mental health and wellbeing.

Step Forward Tees Valley Summer Newsletter 2018  

This edition of our newsletter highlights some of the fantastic work teams are doing to improve participants mental health and wellbeing.

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