Jenny Pike, Enablement Officer with Leicester City Council, referred Kamila to the GIFTED workshops as she wanted to return to work but was finding it difficult to leave her home. While attending, Kamila developed her peer mentoring skills and built-up experience to include on her CV.
Jenny noticed that Kamila’s outlook was brighter as she became more confident over the weeks and regained her independence travelling to and from sessions on her own.
Kamila says of her experience on GIFTED: ‘It helped me be more active and motivated as I wasn’t going out before. I also improved my team leadership skills and ability to work in a group which I knew would be useful skills to return to full-time work in a warehouse.’
Kamila achieved her goal in less than 12 months by securing employment in a Leicestershire warehouse.