INSPIRING STORIES2018-02-06T16:28:56+00:00


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Tony, the Bridge Worker assigned to work with Elaine, when they first met he found her to be extremely anxious and withdrawn.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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