Navigator Developer Jen based at Forest Upcycling Project shares her experience on how she supported one of her GEMs back into work. "When I first met Steve, I felt overwhelmed by his story, so I cannot begin to imagine how it was for him.
The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project is committed to help move people closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.
This programme will reconnect people with their local services through their communities and ultimately help them achieve their desired outcome, whether through a working or educational related route. The GEM Project understands that everyone is unique, with different needs and requirements, impacting on their step into the world of employment, education or training.
The GEM Project is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.