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Dear friends of CatZero ... WELCOME to the Autumn 2018 edition of CatZero’s newsletter. This is funded entirely by a private donation from the Hawerby Trust, as a way for us to keep you informed of how we are delivering lasting personal change to a growing number of participants. Our forward on this occasion comes from Progression Manager, Gail Howson. As one of three ‘moveon’ officers, the work that Gail and the team provides is unique in its offering ... ensuring a vital wrap-around service exists for participants who are determined to create new opportunities for themselves. Gail has 35 years’ experience within the career’s service, spending the majority of those with Connexions, before joining the CatZero team in 2012. A true advocate of her work, Gail lives by the ethos ‘Once CatZero, Always CatZero’ and her words speak for themselves ... “The opportunities that are there for many of our participants are only truly realised due to the care our move-on team is able to provide – and it is not just a case of the next week or the next month, but years after. Be it problems with updating CVs, applying for a new course or changing jobs – or just calling in to tell us they are getting married or having a baby, these clients have become members of our family and they regard us as members of theirs. “Once a programme is completed, and this is for any age-group, there will be an intensive period of move-on support when every available opportunity is investigated for clients to secure their new futures. “That then leads to meaningful employment or training – and with our robust recording we know exactly where all our past participants are within their progression and keep in regular contact in the weeks and months ahead. “We also ensure the team is kept up-to-date, with knowledge of the types of work that is available on both sides of the Humber, which sectors are increasing or declining and what skills are needed. This helps us all to understand the economic and employment make-up of the geographical area, which in turn means our delivery and move on sessions are relevant. “It is this knowledge coupled with our hand-holding and support that prevents participants from taking a backward step, they know what they need to do but they cannot always do it on their own and that is what we are there for. “Thank you, once again.”

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The autumn newsletter of the charity CatZero, currently working across the Humber region. CatZero's dedicated team works with children, you...

CatZero O-Zone Autumn NC02  

The autumn newsletter of the charity CatZero, currently working across the Humber region. CatZero's dedicated team works with children, you...

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