Mary’s story, BEAT & Basis@336 project

Mary had never even had an interview before when she was told she had to find employment after several years of being too unwell to work. At the time she didn’t have a place to call home and was sofa-surfing between houses of different family and friends; she had no idea how to start looking for a job.


Mary visited Basis@336 and asked for help and was put in touch with coaches from BEAT who helped her prepare a CV, practised for an interview and explained what she would need to do to meet her “claimant commitment” so she would receive her benefits payments. Mary worked very hard in applying to jobs and thanks to the joined up work of Basis@336 & BEAT, she was able to continue receiving support and got her very first job interview!