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Success Stories: Steven Brown

Discover what Steven achieved with learndirect – it could be you next!

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Steven has made a massive change to his life after completing the Mandatory Work Activity Programme with learndirect.

Having been made redundant, Steven had been out of work for a long period and had fallen into depression.

Unsure of what he wanted to do, learndirect placed Steven on a placement with Sunshine House Community Centre in Wigan where he began work as a caretaker gardener.

As his confidence grew, the centre helped Steven set himself up as social enterprise gardener.

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He has now been able to sign off benefits, support himself and has reduced the amount of medication he is taking for his depression.

Steven won a regional learndirect Inspiration Award in 2014.

 

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Steven said, “Since I started the programme I have never been so happy. I now work for myself and work alongside people who are on the same programme I started on. I’ve got more confident every day and now I feel like a new man.”

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