View all of our Self-employment case studies below:

Jo's story

05 March 2022
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Jo's story

05 March 2022

Jo is an aircraft engineer by trade. After completing her training, she spent much of her time travelling around Europe working on passenger aircraft for commercial airlines…

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Lisa's story

23 February 2022
Lisa

Lisa's story

23 February 2022

Lisa first heard about Pluss, and the Positive People programme, when she was looking at what support was available for her son when he was experiencing some health challenges…

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Siôn's story

18 February 2022
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Siôn's story

18 February 2022

Siôn spent 20 years in sales and leadership roles and admits he was always driven by materialistic things, but after climbing the ladder he realised it wasn’t really nourishing him and when he found himself unemployed he turned to Pluss for some support and guidance…

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Sandra's story

11 February 2022
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Sandra's story

11 February 2022

With five offspring of her own, Sandra considered herself pretty much experienced in looking after children, so when she considered her future, a role as a self-employed child-minder was the first thing to take her fancy…

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Betty's story

05 January 2022
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Betty's story

05 January 2022

Betty considered herself down on her luck when she lost her job as a Wellbeing Coordinator in July 2020…

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Alastair's story

24 December 2021
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Alastair's story

24 December 2021

Alastair had a chequered past. He was expelled from school when he was 16 and although he went on to study computers and IT at college and get himself into employment, things didn’t run too smoothly after that…

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Shaun’s story

08 November 2021

Shaun’s story

08 November 2021

When the UK entered lockdown it was clear that Shaun’s plans were no longer viable and he needed to adapt to survive…

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Gabriella’s story

04 November 2021

Gabriella’s story

04 November 2021

Gabriella is in her early thirties and lives in the Wakefield area. She identified four challenges that she needed to address to enable her to move forward…

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Amy’s story

23 September 2021

Amy’s story

23 September 2021

After spending several years raising her son, Amy, 32, who lives in the Hemsworth area, near Wakefield, decided it was time to return to work now her son had started secondary school…

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Damien’s story

25 August 2021

Damien’s story

25 August 2021

“I’m happier, more confident and mentally stronger”…

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Paris’ story

15 July 2021

Paris’ story

15 July 2021

After training to be a hairdresser in Kent, Paris spent a further four years in the salon perfecting her skills and learning more about the business…

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James’ story

05 July 2021

James’ story

05 July 2021

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people were affected in different ways and faced unexpected challenges…
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Christopher’s story

02 June 2021

Christopher’s story

02 June 2021

Like many people, Christopher found himself out of work as a consequence of Covid-19…

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Faye’s story

13 May 2021

Faye’s story

13 May 2021

We all know life can test us at times and the last 14 months in particular have challenged many of us in ways we could never had anticipated…

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