“Before Bridge I had no confidence and felt nobody would employ me at my age …” Carolyn was referred into the Bridge Project in July 2017 from Escape Family Support who were supporting Carolyn with a family member. Before joining Bridge Carolyn was a housewife and carer for her [...]


Justine was referred into the Bridge Project in July 2018 from the Full Circle Food Project in Ashington via our partner Northumberland CVA. Before joining Bridge Justine was unemployed and suffered from depression and anxiety and didn’t want to leave the house. She was socially isolated and out of [...]


“Before Bridge I was homeless for a period of time, was depressed, drinking and couldn’t concentrate ...” Roy was referred to the Bridge Project by one of our partner organisations Northumberland CVA following a referral by the Jobcentre for them to support him with CV writing. At the time [...]


"Before Bridge I was in a really dark place, I wouldn’t leave the house and was depressed.” Diane self referred to the Bridge Project in February 2019 after hearing about us from one of her friends who is an existing beneficiary and invited her along to one of the [...]


Tasha was referred to the Bridge Project by Escape Family Support in May 2017 who told us Tasha had confidence issues due to being bullied and hoped Bridge could help her get started with things and to improve her life. “Before Bridge I was on rock bottom and on [...]


"Before Bridge I was very low and depressed.  I had no motivation to do anything." Lindsay was referred into the Bridge Project via her work coach at the jobcentre who had recently attended a meeting with Bridge staff and felt the project would be ideal for Lindsay. With previous work experience [...]


Darin was referred to the Bridge Project by one of our Partners, Northumberland CVA having been unemployed for two years. A qualified electrician (having gained an HNC) Darin worked for around 8 years before breaking away to start a partnership of his own. Unfortunately this didn’t work out and [...]


Alex was referred to the Bridge Project in December 2017 via his local Jobcentre as they recognised he needed a bit more specialist wraparound support. Alex who has never worked had been through several different organisations who were unable to support him in the way he needed. Alex explained that “I feel like [...]


Kevin was referred into the Bridge Project in June 2017 by BRIC (Blyth Resource and Initiative Centre). Kevin who is dyslexic and suffering from depression when we first met him, had no confidence and was engaging with Talking Matters counselling service who he felt helped him when he was feeling depressed. Kevin believes [...]


Tony, the Bridge Worker assigned to work with Elaine, when they first met he found her to be extremely anxious and withdrawn. As Elaine had lots of issues to tackle and as to not overwhelm her, Tony worked with Elaine providing her with miniscule targets to achieve instead of a massive long [...]


Having served in the Scots Guards with deployment in Northern Ireland and Kenya - his army career was cut short due to health issues. Rogers’ previous work experience also included a management role in a security company. This resulted in redundancy after 20 years service.  Roger then moved to Northumberland looking for a better standard of life. Unemployed for over 5 [...]


When we first met Daniel he was very anxious, in particular around leaving his home environment. He felt he would like to contribute and be more productive in life and indicated to his Bridge Worker, Garry, that he feels he wanted to do something with his life.  After an initial assessment, we enlisted the support of BRIC, [...]

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