First paid outreach worker

After years of striving to open Pecket Well College and proving that our peer approach worked we succeeded in gaining funding to recruit our first paid Outreach Worker. We needed someone who themselves had difficulties with reading, writing and/or numbers and who could empathise with people we wanted to encourage to come to Pecket.

We also budgeted for an Outreach Support Worker: someone who could use their reading, writing and organisation skills to work alongside the Outreach Worker in a support role.

We held interviews and appointed Florence Agbah as Outreach Worker and a support worker. This was a very important milestone in our history.

Watch a video interview with Florence, Pecket’s first paid outreach worker

Read ‘The Survivor’ by Florence Agbah