Case Studies


Training Now! offers unemployment training courses in Maths, English, Mental Health, IT and much more from its bases in Eastbourne and Hailsham in East Sussex.

We are proud to have helped lots of unemployed people with their confidence and skills so that they can get back into the community and now leading exciting and fulfilling lives. Here are some of their stories that have started from having unemployment training courses at Training Now in Eastbourne and Hailsham!



David is currently a volunteer at Training Now and our resident art expert!

He attends our weekly Splash of Colour workshops and continues to produce brilliant pieces which are often on display around our office! Art has developed into a passion for David and he credits it with being like a therapy for him and a way of keeping his mind busy.

Before he met us, David was quite withdrawn and spent most of his time at home. Once he started coming to the workshops he became more confident and, although naturally a quiet person, he found the atmosphere around the place to be relaxed and informal, and he now feels more comfortable opening up to new people.

David has come such a long way that he now also volunteers for us. Every Friday afternoon, he can be seen doing a wide variety of jobs around the building and his work ethic is a credit to him. He is undoubtedly a valued member of the team

David says:

“Training Now! has given me back my self-worth. It has given me the opportunity to meet new people and provided a platform to develop and share my creative skills. Being able to volunteer for the charity has given me a feeling of immense satisfaction and I am delighted to be able to do something worthwhile,”


Jason is now an apprentice at Training Now!

Before he met us, Jason had felt that he had nowhere to turn. He was desperate and had shut himself off from the world. In his previous jobs, he had felt alone and isolated with no support and felt that nobody cared about him.

His journey with us started with doing short 2 hour workshops. Through his interaction with people his confidence started to grow and he began to trust the community again. With renewed self-esteem, he was then able to become a volunteer for us.

We are so proud of Jason and were delighted that with his new confidence and skills secured him a job part-time as a Gardener for Willingdon Trees Community Centre.

Thanks to the generosity of some sponsors we have now been able to offer Jason a full time customer service apprenticeship with us which he started in October 2016.

Jason says:

“I have made more friends here with Training Now! than I had over the last 6 years. Everyone is so friendly and it is like a close-knit family which welcomes any individual with open arms.”

We strive to help as many people as possible and we were humbled when Jason added, “Training Now! is the best thing that has ever happened to me; it literally saved my life!”


Sharon is a wonderful teacher at Training Now! – helping unemployed people with maths and English. Her story is amazing…

She initially came to Now! Charity with her mum and hid behind her most of the time as they sorted out donated clothes. She suffered with severe anxiety, trusted nobody and her self-confidence and self-esteem were at rock bottom.

Sharon says:

“I have been on an incredible journey with Training Now! and I am now teaching again. I really thought my training days were over before I came along and volunteered. Training Now! is the reason I get up in the morning. It is a life line and now my second family, I can’t imagine life without Training Now!”

As Sharon’s confidence built, she attended unemployment training courses in our Eastbourne Training Centre and is now a much loved and respected teacher at Training Now!

She is changing how people feel about maths and English – she shows unemployed people that they can do it after all. In the right supportive environment anybody can achieve anything!

These are just a few of the many uplifting stories of those who have taken part in our unemployment Training courses and Workshops which are run from our centres in Eastbourne, Hailsham and Lewes in East Sussex.

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