Before Julia started receiving support from Moneywise Plus, she was struggling to find a job. She suffered from a lack of confidence and felt useless. She is separated from her partner and has two daughters to care of, so that weighed on her mind a great deal. She felt that being over 50 and dyslexic is a barrier to her progression and worried that it was too late to find another job. 
 
During her time on the project, she received help with looking for a volunteer role, and received support with digital and financial skills. The digital support she received from Moneywise Plus increased her confidence and skill on computers, which she needed for her role. Thanks to the financial support that she received, she is now able to budget and manage her money better. 
 
To prepare for the world of work, with the help of her Moneywise Plus adviser, Julia applied for, and secured a volunteer position in her local Mind Charity Shop. They also created a personal statement for Julia, which will help her to answer questions in future interviews. 
 
Working with her adviser, Julia felt she had developed her skills and gained a full-time volunteering position to help her to move into a paid position. 
 
Julia said, “Moneywise Plus has helped me get a full-time position and has given me skills that I will be able to use in the future. It has made a big difference and exceeded my expectations; I wish I had found the project earlier in my job search. I will be using the principles I’ve learned in my new position, and I am already making use of the budgeting skills I gained.” 
 
Would you or someone you know like to develop financial and digital skills and become work ready? Our project may be able to help you. Find out if you’re eligible by completing the referral form on our website which takes 5 minutes or call us on 0300 003 7004. 
 
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