Single Mum Receives Employment Support Back Into Work

Realise charity have helped to support people into employment for over 10 years. From providing support to the younger generations of apprentices to helping unemployed people find great job opportunities within the local area.

Without support, getting into employment can be difficult. If you are struggling with qualifications, CV writing and even applying for jobs the process can be daunting. Realise charity work closely with the employment and skills team at PM Training to provide assistance and financial support to vulnerable people who need employment support.

Mrs X moved to Newcastle-under-Lyme from London into an Aspire Housing property back in 2018. A single mother, she was unemployed and looking for work having been employed by the NHS in London.

Working with teams from Realise charity, she received financial support through a funded DBS check and Update Service fee meaning she was able to start work quickly, rather than having to wait for the normal 2 months DBS waiting time.

To help Mrs X in her search for work, Realise and the PM Training Employment and Skills team supported her with;


  • Interview clothes

  • Transport to and from an interview

  • Childcare supplies including slippers and nappies including 6 months of childcare funding through the DWP

  • Transport to and from casual work experience placements


Because of the support from Realise and the employment and skills team, Mrs X was able to attend an interview in Stafford with new interview clothes. She was successful in gaining a new job as an NHD Risk Manager and had the peace of mind that her initial childcare essentials were also funded.


Mrs X said: “I would never have been in a position to get a job without the support of the employment and skills team. I’d never get the support I’ve had here back in London.”


Our Impact

People in our communities are able to break down barriers to employment by becoming more economically independent through a variety of initiatives by Realise charity that puts employability at its core.

PM Training are able to access a £10k barriers fund through Realise charity, to provide vital training for people in our communities. Over 600 people have earned new qualifications thanks to support from Realise charity. These qualifications help to get improve people’s lives, wellbeing and become more self-sufficient.


What we do