Back to Work: Geoff’s Story

May 21, 2016
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Geoff Long from Melksham, Wiltshire completed an Active Plus Wellbeing course where he set himself a goal of getting back to work before the end of April 2016. Geoff, himself an injured military veteran also signed up to the Active Plus volunteer pathway and helped out on our courses

Geoff said, “Completing the Active Plus course really helped my mind-set.  I’ve become much more positive and can now focus on what I can do rather than what I can’t”. With a fresh outlook, Geoff was successful in securing work with B&Q on 14th April 2016, initially on a part-time basis.

Six weeks later, a very positive Geoff said “B&Q are really supportive, brilliant in fact!  At first they insisted that I only work a few hours a week but as I’ve settled in that has increased so that I am now working full-time.  I’m proving to myself and others that my health problems don’t have to be a barrier to full-time employment.  I’m very grateful to Active Plus and B&Q for helping me to get back on my feet”.