ALMOST THERE!

Rahel

TARGET CAREER: HAIRDRESSER
Caseworker:
Anna

Progress

91%
£3,808
raised
£4,140
target
560
supporters
Fund Rahel to become a hairdresser

Story
News 1

What’s the most important thing about having a home for me? The feeling of being safe and secure. Now I have a hostel place, I can feel confident to start my training. I'm excited and happy about learning again.

I was born in Ethiopia but have lived in the UK for many years. Up until 2017 I was always in work - first as an au pair, and then as a carer for the elderly. But I lost my job when the care home shut down unexpectedly. Back pain meant that I couldn’t go back to the same role. I spent months sofa-surfing with friends, picking up work where I could. It was never enough to pay the rent. Being referred into temporary accommodation, and the support from the staff there, made a huge difference. They gave me a room, helped me to rebuild my life, and encouraged me to pursue my dream career.

I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, practicing different styles on myself and my friends. I've been able to start the Level 2 already which is the first stage of training. With the Level 3 I'll be fully qualified, and able to do work that I love. I'm looking forward to having a great job in a salon. Maybe I will even have my own hairdressing business one day!

For personal reasons Rahel has chosen to use a pseudonym rather than her real name.

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  • Journey
    Referrer

    Rahel's campaign began to fund

    Rahel completes Level 2 and begins her Level 3 NVQ

    Rahel finds work as a hairdresser whilst in training

    Rahel completes her Level 3 to become fully qualified

    Rahel finds a permanent salon position

    Budget
    Qualification

    Level 3 NVQ in Hairdressing
    £3,345
    Laptop for job search
    £250
    College uniform & toolkit
    £175
    Contingency*
    £370
    Total
    £4,140
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

    Progress

    91%
    £3,808
    raised
    £4,140
    target
    560
    supporters
    Fund Rahel to become a hairdresser

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