Success with CFO!

Think Pieces

By Basma Aboudihaj · July 28, 2022

In July we completed 8 weeks of partnership work with Shaw Trust at their CFO Activity Hub in Leicester. We responded to a request from Shaw Trust to support their team at the Activity Hub with clients that were difficult to engage, showing no motivation and a lack of ambition.

Our team set about building a rapport with the Shaw Trust team and other partners with a good presentation of the work we could offer their clients. We started to see referrals immediately and working with the teams at the hub, excellent partnership work commenced and has been maintained during our time at the Leicester Hub.

Over the 8 weeks, we have completed many bespoke 1-1 mentoring and group sessions tailored around each participant’s needs. Our sessions have been flexible to cover a variety of topics such as offending behaviour, substance misuse, mental health, emotional regulation and employability. We have skilled participants with critical thinking skills to take personal responsibility for their own decisions and choices in life. The feedback from participants has been excellent with a real turnaround in engagement and attitudes to making positive changes towards their future.

“I have really enjoyed everything we have worked on in our sessions, my thinking has been challenged and it has made me want to work harder on developing myself. I feel so much more positive and can now see a future, thank you”

Leicester Hub Participant