May17

Opportunity Suffolk: Shervons' story

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Opportunity Suffolk: Shervons' story

Shervon had been out of paid work for quite some time, although she had been volunteering at her local British Heart Foundation charity shop and responisble for the training of some of they newer volunteers.  

May17

Opportunity Suffolk: James Pratt

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Opportunity Suffolk: James Pratt

Referred to Realise Futures - and the Opportunity Suffolk programme- through his volunteer position at the British Heart Foundation, James (who has autism and dyslexia) was keen to work in horticulture but was hindered by his lack of driving license. 

May16

Learning at Work - A Must for Businesses

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // HR and Training

Learning at Work - A Must for Businesses

You are never to old to learn new tricks. That should definitely be true for work.

May13

Mental Health and the Work Place

Mental Health and the Work Place

Today signals the start of Mental Health Week.
Conditions of which have grown dramatically in the last 10 years (a study found between 1996 and 2006)

May08

Happy Birthday Sir Attenborough

Happy Birthday Sir Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough turns 93 years old today.

The man that said he’d only started making programmes as he enjoyed observing nature, who met with -then President- Obama back in 2015 to discuss the challenge of climate change. Has authored documentaries that showcase the natural world in the hope that it’ll inspire society to take steps to preserve its natural beauty.

We look back at his great achievements and the impact he has had on what we know about our planet and how we view nature.

May02

Exam stress

Exam stress

Exams. A small word with a lot of weight added to it.

Stress around exams is perfectly normal but don't let it take over. And do not be convinced that good exam results are essential to a great career. 

May01

More than one route or choice

More than one route or choice

Throughout mandatory schooling, it is drummed into us that the only way forward is to pass exams, finish school and progress into further education, i.e. A Levels and University. Getting a job straight after school is frowned upon as mediocre.

 But, as recent statistics show that many graduates are in fact, over-educated for the jobs they have ended up in, post university, do we honestly not have an alternative -perhaps better option- than A Level -> University?  

Yes, you do.

Apr29

Community Connections: Sara's story

Community Connections: Sara's story

“I was lost and without much support before being referred to Realise Futures.”

Apr24

The Uprising of Social Media Influencers

The Uprising of Social Media Influencers

 As much as people are quick to complain about social media’s effect on their children, partners, themselves, it has become an everyday part of our lives. There are now thousands -if not millions- of ‘influencers’ making a living -and a considerable one at that- out of their presence on social media.

Apr15

Revision Tips Survival Guide

Revision Tips Survival Guide

With the dreaded GCSE exams fast approaching next month, it’s important to find a revision technique that works for you. Don’t worry if you haven’t started yet – we’ve got your back!

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