In her own words she needed a push in the right direction to set goals, and someone to believe in her. Before Noemia could even think about employment she needed to focus on improving so many different areas in her life- her mental wellbeing, social life, knowledge of her local community and family life. Moreover, her ultimate goal was to be able to speak English more confidently. Through attending regular ESOL courses signposted by her Family Mentor (Emma) Noemia’s English has significantly improved both verbally and written, thus greatly improving her self-esteem. Throughout her time on the Family Foundations Programme, Noemia took part in a multitude of workshops and activities: Take 5 Health & Wellbeing Programme, Halloween & Christmas Workshops, Art therapy sessions, Connect 2 Wellbeing programme, Money Management, Community Advice programme, weekly Walking Group, MeLearning courses, Healthy Relationships Workshop and CV & Interview techniques workshops. Through attending these various events, Noemia’s wellbeing has improved remarkably.
Our team also supported Noemia’s husband Emanuel who was working in a difficult job that was low paid and unsociable hours. Emanuel met with the Career Mentor (Amanda) and she supported him to complete a job application form for Ulster Carpets which is 5 minutes from his home. Emanuel successfully got the job which has vastly improved homelife for the family, finances are better and childcare responsibilities are shared. Having support with childcare has allowed Noemia to be self-employed working as a cleaner and the Family Mentor supported her to create a business page and market this, her business is growing and so is her opportunities. Noemia also began volunteering at Clanrye Group and now leads our weekly Walking Group. Noemia feels socially included in her community and is excited for her future with a positive mental outlook on life. We are extremely proud of Noemia’s achievements!
Noemia stated: “The people of Clanrye Group are so brilliant! My Family Mentor has really helped me and my family! My husband is so happy in his job thanks to Clanrye. My confidence has improved the most, I loved the wellbeing programme and walking group. Before I was sad and now I am very happy, thank you.”