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Residents supported into new employment

29 April 2020

Two young adults who live in supported housing in Ipswich are playing a vital role in the fight against coronavirus after securing their first jobs as care workers.

Residents Shania and Alisa returning home to Anglesea Road after their first shiftResidents Shania and Alisa returning home to Anglesea Road after their first shift.

Alisa Gorodilina and Shania Galligan, who both live at Sanctuary Supported Living’s Anglesea Road in the town, have successfully gained employment in a nearby residential home.

Anglesea Road provides support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and need support to build the skills they need to live independently.

The 18-year-olds have been supported on their journey by Sanctuary Supported Living project workers who have helped them with writing CVs and job applications, as well as supporting with essential life skills such as cooking, cleaning, managing money and maintaining a tenancy. 

Shania has been in supported housing for six months, during which time her confidence has significantly improved and she has started studying at a local college.

Alisa, who has been at Anglesea Road for a year, said: “I am really enjoying making a difference to other people’s lives and learning new things.”

Joyce Long, Local Service Manager, added: “We are so proud of these two young people and their dedicated approach. They are now helping care for other vulnerable people, which is even more vital during this difficult time with the outbreak of coronavirus.

“It’s great to see them making such a difference within our community and to see how the support we provide has helped them to better their own lives. We wish them the best of luck and continued success in their new jobs.”

I am really enjoying making a difference to other people’s lives and learning new things.

Alisa, Anglesea Road resident

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