March 31, 2020
We love to hear how New Leaf is helping to change people’s lives. Huge thank you to Jesicca for allowing us to share her story.
I just want to thank my mentor Ashley and the New Leaf team for your support in helping me find me again.
I have been a stay at home mam for 9 years and in those years my confidence had slowly slipped away. With your help I attended the I Am, I Can course and each time I attended I came out of my shell and began my journey to finding who I was.
My children are both in school now I knew it was time to work but I didn’t know what direction in life I wanted to take, I just knew it had to fit around my children.
Ashley suggested I do an online job personality test and a few things popped up, but there was one I was really excited about – becoming a Teaching Assistant. Ashley guided me to a CACHE level 2 TA course that I have nearly finished. There have been tears and breakdowns, but with Ashley’s support, I have made it to the end of my course.
I have attended a first aid course too, through New Leaf, that will help towards requiring a job in a school setting, I have to say the first aid course was very good.
I have been offered an on-call day time assistant role that I will take as it gets my foot in the door, so to speak.
Ashley has gone above and beyond her role to support and guide me on my journey. I just want to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to strive for a career and find myself again.
New Leaf is led by Torus Foundation and is part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund.