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Case Studies

Our goal is to help you achieve your goals. But it is not just a paperwork ambition – it is already happening in real life.

These case studies provide examples of how Norfolk Community College is changing people’s lives for the better through training, job placements, volunteering, debt and benefit advice and disability support.

However, don’t take our word for it – our participants say it so much better.

Daniel’s Story

June 8, 2021

When Daniel joined Norfolk Community college he was already actively volunteering with the Priory Centre supporting people. He knew he enjoyed supporting people and wanted to do this for a job. Daniel lacked confidence in his abilities and in making the leap from volunteering to a paid support role. Together we look at what skills he had gained as a... read more

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Kathy’s Story

June 8, 2021

Kathy’s was referred to the project after a referral from Wonder Plus, who rehabilitate female offenders and support women at risk of offending. Kathy left education with no qualifications, little job experience and shortly after became a parent. Kathy’s main aim for joining the project was to be a better role model to her children, something that she sadly lacked... read more

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Louise’s story

June 2, 2021

Louise is a single parent of a disabled child with support needs and manages their own health conditions including Bipolar, Fibromyalgia and Dyslexia. Due to these personal challenges they had been out of the work place for 7 years. However, they was keen to explore their options around future employment. Don, Skill Connector identified the skills that Louise had to... read more

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Tim’s Story

June 2, 2021

Having been released from Prison I found myself in a new City, Norwich. I was out walking and came across The FEED on Prince of Wales Road and decided to go in for a coffee. Whilst in the café I noticed the board and that they provided support to people such as myself. I had never experienced anything like this... read more

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Graham’s Story

February 2, 2021

Graham’s story, aged 53. JANUARY 2021 Graham initially sought advice on how to complete a CV and job applications. Graham had spent many years as civil servant with a high level of experience. We linked this pool of experience in with job descriptions from current vacancies. With one to one coaching we were able to support Graham to be able... read more

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Michele and Jen’s Story

November 14, 2018

Eves Hill’s Norfolk Community College projects has supported a range of people to build confidence and resilience, and become less isolated from their local communities.  By offering people in Norfolk the opportunity to learn and develop in a supportive environment, Michele and Jen’s story are two examples of how Eves Hill are helping people move towards employment and gain new skills. Find out more by clicking on the two case studies below: Jen case... read more

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Michael’s Story

May 16, 2018

When Michael first registered to Norfolk Community College project in August 2017, he was struggling with a range of personal difficulties.  He had been unemployed for a long period of time and was unable to maintain relationships due to personal problems. Before joining the project he was not actively seeking work but knew he had to do something if he was to rebuild... read more

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Marie’s Story

November 24, 2017

Having overcome a range of challenges, Marie is one of Norfolk Community College’s brightest stars. Marie first came into contact with the project during one of its regular drop-in sessions at Fakenham Library.   Discussing her ambition of becoming a Digger Driver with one of the Norfolk Community College’s Skill Connector, Marie had recently signed up to complete a Construction... read more

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Janine’s Story

September 20, 2017

Janine (Nin) lives in Breckland with her partner and children. Nin came into contact with the Norfolk Community College project as she was really keen to learn new skills and improve her employment prospects however she was nervous about her level of knowledge. Nin wanted to support from the project’s Training Coordinator to assess her I.T, English and Maths skills.  ... read more

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Ryan’s Story

June 17, 2017

Hi, my name is Ryan. I was 17 and left East Norfolk Sixth Form College due to feeling like the courses were not for me and I needed to do something different. I came to Great Yarmouth College (now East Coast College) and started a Traineeship which enabled me to gain a work placement at the college in the Marketing team.

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