Cameron started working with the WIRE Project in September 2019.
On interviewing Cameron for the WIRE Project, we identified that there were other area’s in which Cameron needed support. Cameron was signposted to Leicestershire Cares UP Project and received 1 to1 support to address his Housing needs. The UP Project supported Cameron with making a housing application to the local authority, and various supported accommodation projects. He is currently on the waiting list to be housed.
In the meantime, Cameron continued to engage with the WIRE Project, and attended one of our Employability Workshops.
With the support of the Probation, they helped to fund Cameron’s CSCS training, and he went on to obtain his CSCS labourer’s card. Cameron wanted to put this to use and gain some first-hand experience of working on a construction site.
We matched Cameron with one of our construction companies called Bowmer and Kirkland, and they offered to take him on a 2 week work placement at the Fosse Park site.
At the end of the 2-week placement, Bowmer & Kirkland provided Cameron with a glowing reference, and as an incentive for his hard work and commitment, we helped to fund his forklift training. We also registered Cameron with a number of construction agencies.
Cameron is due to start his forklift training next week, and in the meantime he has found temporary work with one of the construction agencies, earning £10 per hour and gaining more skills and experience on site.
To find out more about the WIRE Project and how to get involved, contact Rudi Parra-Watson, WIRE Project Development Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org.