Southampton City Council’s adult learning programme revealed that 91 per cent of learners said their confidence increases, 74 per cent said they felt more included and 67 per cent said it increased their health and wellbeing.
Matt from Harefield in Southampton has Dyspraxia and Dyslexia and was referred to the Southampton City Council Life Skills Service in June 2018 after being out of employment for 4 years. He was given job coaching and travel training throughout a volunteer Receptionist placement at Sembal House Day Services, which ultimately led to permanent paid employment.
Southampton City Council's Employment Support Team helped local artist Jake secure a successful career after he’d been struggling with mental health issues. With their help, Jake has now held international art shows.