Meet Kerri, a young woman who was affected by unemployment and received insufficient support from the government. Kerri is a young woman who left university after losing her mother when she was 21. Since the death of her mother, Kerri has acted as a carer for her young sister.  As a result of this turbulent time, Kerri experienced 8 months of unemployment. She defines herself as motivated, resilient and unstoppable. Her resilience, with the help of the Young Women’s Trust’s coach programme, led finally to an apprenticeship and then to a job. In her video she talks about the stigma related to unemployment and the lack of a proper support from the Job Centre.

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