Neil’s Story

I would like to introduce you to Neil, one of the newest members of Enable’s Individual Placement Support (IPS) Team. Neil is 39 years old and has a history of drug and alcohol, Neil says “I was out of work and on  benefits and felt separated from society,  couldn’t see a way back in – then I found Enable. I was assigned Jayne as my IPS employment specialist.  On my initial meeting I was incredibly anxious, shortness of breath, cold sweats, clammy palms, you name it, I had it!

Jayne did a great job of calming me down and went on to explain who Enable are and what they do.

I’d never heard of Enable before and it was all new to me.  After the meeting I went home with thoughts running round and round in my mind.

Two weeks went by, and I contacted Jayne and said,

“I’m ready!”

Jayne wrote me an outstanding CV and I started to apply for jobs that I wanted to do, a job which involved helping others.

I quickly landed a job at my local Morrisons. It was only 15 hours a week, but this job meant so much to me, it got me back into the swing of working life.

I have to say the staff at Morrisons are committed to employee health and well-being and it is a fantastic company to work for. I told Jayne that my long-term ambition was to come to obtain a full-time job, and continued job hunting between shifts at Morrisons.

Jayne found a job vacancy working at Enable and I was pumped up about it, but again thought that it was beyond my grasp, with Jayne’s support I applied for the role, I am now a full-time employee with Enable at Shropshire Council.

With a lot of support, I did it!

Thank you, Enable.


Here you can listen to Neil reflecting to the support he has received to get him where he is today.