Together we care - Beth's story
Beth was diagnosed as autistic just after turning 13 years old. She had been permanently excluded from mainstream school and, after referral to Inscape House School, started studying with us.
She is now a Residential Support Worker at Meridian, one of the Together Trust homes, and is loving her job and new life. Autistic people face many barriers when trying to find a job, and people still hold many prejudices against care leavers.
Beth eventually started working in catering, but life on a zero-hour contract is anything but predictable. That changed when she secured a position with the Together Trust.
Beth has been at Meridian for well over a year and is happy to admit that being a care worker has always been one of her dream jobs. She is working on a permanent contract which offers a “good work-life balance and a good routine with a great staff team.”
Our young people struggle making choices. Or they don’t get given choices at all. I’m trying to encourage independence and help them understand the difference between good choices and bad choices; allowing them the freedom to make their choices and learn experience in a safe environment