"My placement I feel is going amazing, I'm working in the depot office mostly now and I feel I have learned a new skill in
working the scanning machine.
It also keeps my routine going as well and everyone there is so supportive".
"I have never been involved in a food bank and now I know how it works, and the donations. I feel it is very worthwhile
to be involved with this.
I thought the egg hunt was good for the families in Birtley and I enjoyed planning this with my support Rebecca".
"I really enjoy my work placement because my confidence is building. I have good eye contact
and good body language which is important to have.
I am enjoying it because most weeks i am doing something different every week and learning a new experience".
"I really enjoyed working with Lynn, it gave me something to look forward to.
I am not feeling great at present, but will have a further opportunity later in the year when my mental health is better".
"I have a work placement supporting the Birtley Heritage Group. I work with Dave in preparing slideshows for the group to use when they visit venues and give presentations to relevant groups and spread awareness of local history. I am very keen on local history and I am delighted to have my weekly work placement to help create interesting videos for the Birtley Local History group".
"I am so pleased to have found this charity and have the opportunity of a weekly work placement.
I am now on my weekly placement and loving every minute".
"I am looking forward to having my own placement.
I am currently developing my skills in the wellbeing sessions at present".
"I have just joined the group and currently working 1-1 with Heather to discuss a suitable weekly work placement for me,
and we are going to do a couple of visits.
I am very excited for the work place visits and having my own weekly placement".
""I have just joined the group and am attending the Monday employment sessions and working 1-1 with Heather to consider work opportunities. I am keen to work in a coffee shop as I have done this before, but love to travel on buses and transport so Heather is looking into this further for me. I am enjoying meeting new friends and I'm excited for the future".
"Because I work at Amazon on the other days, I do not require a work placement at present. I know that my previous work experience has given me work skills and confidence to obtain my paid employment. I continue to attend the employment support sessions to maintain my skills and be aware of future paid opportunities and work experience".
Pinetree Centre, Birtley,