November has been a fruitful month for the Employment Support Team with the team continuing to make progress with participants, and new opportunities being created.
Sam has seen a big increase in new applicants for Credit Union now as we are in the run up to Christmas. She has been busy compiling all the right documentation for clients to send over for their loan applications.
She also completed her Fire Safety training this month. As she is the Fire Warden, she has ensured all safety measures in the instance of a fire are in place and are up to date.
Ryan is currently volunteering on Reception where he helps with all office administration and customer queries. Sam has been showing Ryan the ropes over the past month while he has been completing his Office Administration and Customer Service Level 1 Agored Cymru units.
Kath had the pleasure of attending the final LIFT Brokers’ Meeting in Cardiff, where she met with all of the other LIFT teams across Wales to share experiences of the project and success stories. It was a really positive meeting, and Kath has found it a pleasure to work alongside such passionate and professional people on LIFT.
Lefty has completed the Mindfulness course he has been attending, which he has found very interesting and insightful. He is continuing to work towards the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.
He has also had two clients take their SIA test this month and another client has passed their CSCS test.
Rhys has attended an ESF and Employability Networking Event in Llandudno Junction this month as well as attending the All Wales LIFT Brokers’ Meeting in Cardiff.
He has also been very busy developing marketing material for the Employer Engagement Team.
Stephanie has settled in well this month, completing contracts for new employees, approaching new businesses for prospective "Strand 2" placements and visiting current employees in their workplaces.
She has also completed her Manual Handing and Fire Safety training this month and will be completing her Health and Safety training shortly.
Georgia has now completed and passed all her units for her Counselling course which she has enjoyed thoroughly and feels it has helped develop her listening skills and assisted her to help others explore anything that is troubling them.
She is now halfway through her Level 3 in Education and Training course and is preparing for her microteach where she will teach a class for thirty minutes. She has a much better understanding of how to be more inclusive of different learning styles and deliver courses dynamically.
This month, four of Una's clients have completed and passed the IOSH Working Safely course and another two clients have passed their CSCS test. She has another client booked to take their CSCS test at the end of November. Una has also been successful in passing one unit of her NVQ in Team Leading.
Una has been busy standing in for our Line Manager, Gary, whilst he has been on Paternity Leave. She has attended the following meetings representing our Employment Support Team: All Wales C4W Manager Meeting in Newtown, North Wales C4W Managers Meeting in Llandudno Junction, Middle Management Meeting at Môn CF and LIFT All Wales Meeting in Cardiff.
Natasha has completed her Emergency First Aid at Work certificate this month and hopes to complete the Manual Handling course shortly.
She has been working closely with our PDS Support Worker, Nicole, to engage with participants, collect documents and upload eligibility evidence.
Menna has helped three clients enter employment this month, all within the retail sector, located in Holyhead, Llangefni and Bangor.
She also represented Môn CF at a networking event with Coleg Llandrillo Menai, showcasing the different projects and opportunities Môn CF have to offer.
Diane has helped a client make great progress this month. The participant started volunteering with us at the beginning of this year in PantriPobl, but over the summer he unfortunately fell ill. Through determination and support, the participant recovered quickly and managed to find a job working seventeen hours per week in the hospitality industry.
Unfortunately, November was Nicole's last month at Môn CFas she has moved on to pastures new. We all wish Nicole all the best and she will be missed by us all.
Welcome to Jay, who joined us in November as the new Community Link Worker. We are excited to have him as part of the team!
Below are the figures for the people who have made appointments with our Triage Officer categorised by how they were referred to Môn CF.