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Lufant was put in touch with Motiv8 last year.
She had significant health problems that had required long stays in hospital and that, along with a previous violent relationship, had led to mental health issues.
When she contacted Motiv8 her aim was to get back into employment but she needed guidance and support to regain her health and confidence.
"I just need someone to help me get through this and put me on the right track to recovery."
Working with her Key Worker, Alison, Lufant was making great progress.She had started doing voluntary work at a local community centre and had also been accepted as a peer mentor with George House Trust - something that she was excited to be involved with.
Lufant was also being supported by Claire, one of Motiv8's Employer Engagement Officers, who helped her with her CV and and to register for jobs.
However, due to lockdown and restrictions around Covid-19, these plans had to be put on hold, although Alison and Claire continued to support Lufant and recently found an online course with Standguide that will help her find work in the health & social sector.
Lufant said: "I'm over the moon to hear about the course. How can I thank you for all you've done for me? Thank you so much for all your wonderful support. It's so hard to say goodbye to people who've given me another lease of life. I count myself so lucky to have passed through Motiv8... you've given me wings to let me fly!"