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East Suffolk

Tarly has been with YES since October last year, Simon has been working with her for a few months to help build her confidence and support her onto her next steps.

Tarly has been in and out of foster care, which has resulted in her having low confidence and anxiety. She struggled at both school and college and dropped out when she felt college was not supporting her needs. Although she enjoyed her course, the college environment was too much and she struggled to focus.

Although Tarly hasn’t had much experience in the employment space, she is devoted to becoming a carer. Being in foster care, she has had lots of younger children she has always looked after, she was not sure what direction she wanted to follow but after numerous sessions Simon saw her passion and skill she had to thrive in the care sector.

Tarly is a young person who wants to share her journey in the hopes it will help others.

Simon reassured me that having an interview was not that bad and having that supportive person to guide me.. There are people out there who are afraid and embarrassed to ask for help but it is okay to ask for support and help. It is nice to know people are there to help‘.

Simon works closely with the DWP in Leiston, who has said they cannot believe the transformation in Tarly.

Good Luck in your new Job Tarly.