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Skills for life

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Beating poverty for good in the UK means giving people support beyond basics like food and heating. It’s about creating opportunities to learn new skills. Supporting workers to find jobs that pay fairly. And building people’s confidence so they can take the next step in their lives. It all works. And it all starts with gifts like this one. The UK is one of the richest countries in the world, yet one person in five lives below the poverty line. Low pay and rising living costs are making life even harder. Oxfam’s Future Skills project provides volunteer placements in our shops, along with professional mentoring and workshops, helping women like Tracy to get the support and skills they need to build a better future.


This gift supports our Investing in the Future of the UK (IN) projects.

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Skills for life

Tracy desperately needed to find a job. But with a son to care for, limited computer skills and extremely low self-confidence, she struggled to find work. Everything changed when Tracy found out about Oxfam’s Future Skills project through her local job club. She got a placement working as a supervisor in an Oxfam shop, where she received training, learned new skills and was supported to look for paid work. Today, Tracy has found a job she loves – with a decent monthly salary and flexible hours that allow her to look after her son. Now Tracy is looking to the future with hope: “I like to say I’ve gone from being like a little dormouse to a roaring lion! It’s been a long battle, we’re still battling, but we’re going to get there. We’re not going to stop.”

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Beating poverty for good in the UK means giving people support beyond basics like food and heating. It’s about creating opportunities to learn new skills. Supporting workers to find jobs that pay fairly. And building people’s confidence so they can take the next step in their lives. It all works. And it all starts with gifts like this one. The UK is one of the richest countries in the world, yet one person in five lives below the poverty line. Low pay and rising living costs are making life even harder. Oxfam’s Future Skills project provides volunteer placements in our shops, along with professional mentoring and workshops, helping women like Tracy to get the support and skills they need to build a better future.


This gift supports our Investing in the Future of the UK (IN) projects.

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