AFC Fylde Community Foundation continue to help more people in the local community gain employment through their innovative Positive Pathways programme.

Positive Pathways focuses on working with ex-offenders, helping their rehabilitation back into normal life. The ultimate aim is to support participants to find a route back into employment by working with them to develop CV writing, interview techniques and general employability skills.

Delivered in partnership with the Lancashire and Cumbria Rehabilitation Company, the team at the Foundation have been working with the latest cohort of participants for just two months but are already seeing remarkable results.

Following the hard work of Foundation Extended Services Lead Chris McNally, the Foundation are now supporting an additional three people who have benefited from the programme in securing employment, training or further education.

Chris has recently been working with a new participant through a bespoke intervention focusing primarily on meeting the participant’s holistic needs. Through this training, the individual has now developed and improved his confidence, self-worth and employability skills.

AFC Fylde Community Foundation Extended Services Lead Chris McNally is understandably proud of the success the Positive Pathways programme is achieving. He said:

“The Positive Pathways programme is something I’m really proud of at the Foundation. To work with vulnerable people in the community and help lead them towards a path of self-improvement gives me and the team a fantastic feeling and a great sense of reward. We are seeing great progress with our current participants and I’m confident that the programme will continue to see great results”.

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