In early January, I went to have lunch with the first group of students, at their temporary home base in Liverpool. They were 8 in number and this was their final day in the Steps to Work programme. The next day, they were about to start on their new work placements, which varied from gallery and cafe work to child care in nurseries.
We had sandwiches and fruit and some of the students had a KFC!…it was a very jovial atmosphere, full of excited chatter about the new challenges.
We shared some group photographs, then the group went back into the education room, for last-minute pep talks with their tutors. We hope to get some feedback from their placements soon….and of course, from the group members themselves.