Impact Week 2019: Suited for Success
To celebrate Impact Week 2019, we’re sharing the stories of just some of the amazing organisations LoveBrum has funded, thanks to your help. Whether you’ve been with us since the very start, or only just joined as a member, you’ve helped to tackle local issues to truly make a difference to people’s lives across our city, taking us forward together.
Suited for Success supports long-term unemployed men and women in Birmingham to develop interview skills and help them to find the perfect interview outfit, giving them the confidence to make a positive first impression and the best chance of success at job interviews.
Suited for Success started as a pilot in 2015 and, after becoming a registered charity in January 2016, acquired the lease for their referral centre in Ladywood. LoveBrum’s funding contributed to the initial setup costs of the new site, which the charity would have struggled to raise alone, significantly delaying the launch date of the new centre.
LoveBrum has been able to provide additional support to Suited for Success through our corporate member Uber. The Birmingham branch has provided the charity with ‘Uber credits’, allowing Suited for Success to book free Uber rides for their clients when they have appointments or interviews to attend. This has helped remove another barrier stopping people in Birmingham from moving into further employment.
Where are they now?
Since opening in Ladywood, Suited for Success have helped just over 830 unemployed people. The development of their ‘More than Just a Suit’ programme, which targets specific groups of people who experience barriers to employment such as ex-military, ex-offenders and back to work mums has meant that the number of people they support has significantly grown since 2017.
Find out more about the amazing work Suited for Success do by visiting their website.
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