Erin: My name is Erin Maltas and I have Aspergers syndrome. I started looking for work when I left college. When I was at the job centre I had a meeting with my work coach, she put me on the phone and that's how I got to find out about Starting Line and that how I got on to the programme.
Starting Line is good because you get to meet people in a similar situation to you. When you get knocked down a lot your confidence goes and you start feeling really alone and isolated. It seemed like they actually did care and it helped me. It did help me get my confidence higher up.
Andy: The service is a 7-week programme, delivering 14 modules. The modules are 3 and a half hours each. We run 2 modules a week and it's all aimed at helping people who live our area to get back into work, or help them progress in their chosen direction.
Erin: You get help with your interview skills, legal stuff about interviews and what they're technically not allowed to ask you and when you're filling out applications, what you don't have to say. It does boost up your confidence quite a lot which is probably the main thing that I learnt.
Narrator: Starting Line involves, group training as well as one-to-one support, sessions 2 mornings a week for 7 weeks and are located in London, Leeds and Calderdale only.
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