Kevin and Morwenna Piper, customers from Bideford, Devon have become volunteers at their local food bank, where they've gained valuable work experience. This was all made possible thanks to the Work Hub.
We do a great deal to help our customers on their journey toward work. This often entails developing their skills or boosting their confidence. We know an important area which helps our customers is work experience.
Mr. and Mrs. Piper are now volunteers at the Northern Devon Foodbank where they help up to three days a week. They have both found this experience very rewarding. In addition to gaining experience, Kevin and Morwenna have used a Liverty bursary grant to fund the cost of a First Aid at Work course, and they are both now qualified to administer first aid at the food bank.
Alison Knight, Community Development Worker said: “Changing your lifestyle can be difficult. Kevin and Morwenna are a great example to our customers about how they can change their lives through work experience. I love helping our customers embrace new opportunities and build their confidence.”
Morwenna Piper said: “It feels positive being a part of the food bank and I like giving something back to the community.”
If you are a Liverty customer and are interested in finding out how the work hub can help you, find out more here.