Jason: A success story

Jason

Jason is overjoyed to be given this opportunity to work again having recently been made redundant from a catering assistant position.

Jason is being supported by Employability Services Supported Employment to help him familiarise himself with his new role and build a rapport with his new fellow colleagues. Jason’s journey originally started early in 2016 with a Supported Internship where he received 100% job coaching to settle into his role. His progress within the world of work is exceptional as Jason now works very independently with minimal support from fellow colleagues as he joins in various work related team activities such as Litter Picking, Sweeping, Weeding, and Planting.

Jason has even excelled at public speaking, where he gave a very personal address to a large audience earlier this year for a Disability Confident Event; challenging his confidence barriers and overcoming diversity even further. Having a contagious smile, Jason impresses everyone everywhere he goes, with people in the local area smiling back and saying ‘good morning’ when he is out and about on his ‘rounds’. Dave Jackson (Immingham Town Council/Town Clerk), who gave Jason this opportunity, stated how excited everyone is to have Jason as part of their team, including everyone from ‘Immingham In Bloom’; who have been shortlisted for a prestigious award, documented by The BBC.

Tracy Chaplin (Jason’s Support officer) says

“how rewarding it is to see Jason fit in so quickly and comfortably with all his team mates, going independent and flying solo within a matter of days… amazing progress”.