How Angela was helped to find a Chaplaincy course

Angela is a carer who was supported to go on a course by the Working for Carers programme in London.

About Angela

Angela is 53 and has been caring for her daughter for the last 20 years. She started the Working for Carers programme because she wanted to build on skills she had gained from her caring role and wanted to earn an income through employment. 

She was also lacking in confidence and unsure how she would get back into employment as she had not worked for several years.

How did Working for Carers help?

Angela attended workshops in CV Writing and Interview Techniques and the Job Club to help build her confidence. One-to-one sessions with her personal employment adviser helped her focus her interests on a Chaplaincy course. She planned to fund this through part-time employment and self-employment. 

What was the result?

Angela enrolled on a full-time Chaplaincy course. Once her CV was completed, she also applied for and was offered a position with a care company. Working for Carers also helped with the cost of interview clothes. 

The programme also supported her to register her catering company with Companies House and paid for her to attend a food and hygiene course so she could start operating her business straight away. 

Identities of carers have been changed in the interest of privacy.

About Working for Carers

Working for Carers ran between October 2016 and June 2023 and was funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. The project supported unpaid carers in London to move into or closer to employment.