eter Lings is an Ongo Homes tenant and secured
permanent work as a Waste Operative at North
Lincolnshire Council. This was with the help of our
Employment Support Team (EST).
Peter was living in a bedsit when he first came to our
Employment Support Team. He described it as a horrible
place to live. But with the help of the EST he managed to
secure a tenancy with Ongo which was life changing for him,
he loves his flat.
Peter was out of work for well over a year when he approached
the EST. He was struggling to find a job, so Lisa (from Ongo's
EST) suggested he did some voluntary work in the Caretaking
Team at Ongo.
I was struggling to find work and after a long time
without a job it is difficult to get someone to give you
a chance. Volunteering was a brilliant way for me to get the
skills and experience that would help me secure a job when
one came up. This work experience definitely helped me get
the job I have now.
We provide lots of support for our tenants and the wider community,
whether this is helping young people into work, offering life skills
coaching or supporting people back into employment after long term
breaks from work.
Work & life
Peter also attended the job club every Thursday. It was here
that he worked with the team to update his CV, apply for jobs
and work on his interview skills.
I'd recommend the job club to anyone. It was really
good and the team supported me to apply for jobs
and get ready for interviews. Everyone in the team is really
approachable and friendly. It has a relaxed feel to it when you
visit their office which put me at ease straight away.
Supporting people into employment
How we supported
Peter into work
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