Daisy* had experienced very little support from outside agencies, including her social worker. She has been grieving for her late Father who passed away in February 2015.

Daisy has, at times, struggled with both her work expectations and college attendance so a priority was empowering her to be realistic about how much she can cope with and not feeling bad if she is struggling.

Daisy completed a budgeting plan and achieved AQAs in Money Management & Numeracy. Her confidence in herself has grown and she has sustained her job. Daisy has also successfully maintained her place at college. Daisy is now able to express herself emotionally and is happy to talk to staff if she is in need of support.

I feel like I have grown so much more independent since being here, everybody has made me feel so welcome especially my STEP worker. She has supported me since day one and I couldn't be more grateful. I feel as if it has helped me to set structure in my life and guided me along the right path. I look forward to our sessions which I never thought I would say. She makes sure I am happy with everything in my life and emotionally stable and I feel that we can always have a laugh no matter what the situation. She always gives me advice and makes me feel extremely positive about the decisions I make, she always says 'well done Daisy!' when we cross something off my list to complete on my session which encourages me to do well. I feel so settled down here and get along with all the staff well. I feel comfortable talking to anybody on duty and asking for help if I need it, we always have a laugh here. I am happy in college and I look forward to the next step in my life.

*Name changed to respect privacy.

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