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Monthly Archives: March 2019

One Planet Pioneers heads to Parliament

Actes’ One Planet Pioneers programme was privileged to take part in an event in Westminster recently, joining over 40 young people from Our Bright Futures programmes from across the UK to meet with MPs and ask for more to be done for the environment.… Read the rest

Actes helps Johanne Work IT Out to restart career

When Johanne Walker was put in touch with Actes last November to refresh her IT skills, she didn’t expect to come away with renewed self-confidence, valuable work experience and would be about to embark on a new career.

The 44-year-old from Stockton had worked as a nurse at North Tees Hospital for 25 years until early 2018 when she suffered a breakdown due to difficulties in her personal life.  

Johanne comments: “When my relationship broke down and I lost the job I’d been doing for all of my adult life my confidence was badly knocked and I began struggling with anxiety and depression.  I lived off my savings for several months before finally contacting the Job Centre for help as I was ashamed of the turn my life had taken.”

With a need to update her CV and search for jobs in the health and social care sector, Johanne asked her work coach about IT courses and was referred onto Actes’ accredited IT and employability course, Work IT Out.… Read the rest