The leading housing and care provider teamed up with national employment charity Shaw Trust to support members of the local community facing disadvantage into paid employment with Sanctuary and help them build long-term careers.
The employment initiative has seen four local people secure full-time employment with Sanctuary, working as scanning bureau assistants at the Liverpool office. Their new roles entail capturing, indexing and archiving key company papers and preparing and scanning paper records.
Brian, one of the scanning bureau assistants, has Asperger’s syndrome and was out of work for two years before being offered a job with Sanctuary. He had previously worked hard to gain new skills and graduated from University in 2013.
Brian spoke of the difference the new role has made: “Finding full-time work has changed my life for the better. The day I was offered the job with Sanctuary was a very proud moment for me and since then it has really boosted my confidence and given me greater independence.
“This is my first full-time job so I was nervous about whether I would enjoy it and fit in. After a few months in the job I couldn’t be happier working for Sanctuary.
“It’s clear that this was a positive move for me. Being unemployed for two years affected my self-esteem, but the support I have received from Shaw Trust and Sanctuary will help me to build a positive future in work.”