Mathew registered with Routes to work in September 2017. Mathew worked closely with his caseworker and was seen regularly throughout his journey. After Mathew was taken through the full registration process, his case worker put in place a series of interventions around CV development and ELW referrals. These interventions were put in place quickly to best support Mathew.
This quick and efficient approach lead Mathew to an interview with Doorset, which struck a chord with Mathew as this linked nicely with the fact he stays local and this is a local employer. Mathew received interview preparation support as well as information about the company to help him prepare for his job interview. Mathew was notified quickly that he had performed well at interview and was asked to commence employment that month.
At this point the caseworker applied for the necessary Innovation Fund support to purchase of work boots for Mathew, followed by Tesco vouchers to ensure Mathew was able to live until his first wage. This support was invaluable as this allowed Mathew to focus his attention on his new job. Mathew was happy that he decided to work with Routes to Work and clearly stated that he is enjoying his new job and felt the whole Routes to Work experience was worthwhile. Mathew has since enquired about referring a family member onto Routes to Work to gain similar support.