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“I have my future back”

In BEHAVIOUR CHANGE, EMPLOYABILITY by Twist

“It gave me a different way of looking at the things. I always knew there was fantastic amount I could still do. I was getting frustrated that some people seem to mentally put me on the shelf. Twist immediately found a way to tap into my experience by making me leader of a group to set up a Day Centre …

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“I’m looking to the future”

In BEHAVIOUR CHANGE, EMPLOYABILITY by Twist

“Five years ago I had a business a home and family. Then suddenly I lost them all and my health as well. It’s made me very bitter and I cut myself off from everything. Then I found myself thrown into a Twist session without knowing what was going on. But there were some interesting people there and after talking about …

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“A unique empathy”

In EMPLOYABILITY by Twist

“Hello my name is Javaid. I joined twist more than a year ago. Twist gave me an opportunity to get into work and be on the other side i.e. help those on ESA get back into positive activities. Twist offers a real unique empathy that most organisations lack in particular when it comes to helping those with health related problems. …

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“It’s enjoyable”

In EMPLOYABILITY by Twist

“It’s enjoyable. I went on the trip to see how the tours could work for people in wheelchairs [like me]. It worked except that they hadn’t planned for enough toilet breaks but we’re going try again on a different route. Did it make me feel good about myself? Yes in a way it did. I also want to do the …

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“The only organisation”

In EMPLOYABILITY by Twist

“Every person on ESA may have many layers of problems but the whole cruel system tramples on them in the process, doubtless destroying some of them on the way. The only exception I have come across is Twist who appear to realise we are human with our many varied strong good qualities with all of the many different experiences of …

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“It benefits me by teaching others”

In EMPLOYABILITY by Twist

“It makes me feel more active that I have been in a long time and also it gives me a bit of satisfaction to be able to show and hopefully teach someone some of my experience in mechanics so that it benefits me by teaching them and hopefully it benefits them by learning.” Earl

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“It gave us hope”

In EMPLOYABILITY by Twist

“Twist’s way of explaining gave us hope that there are areas in which we can be of benefit to ourselves and to others. You can help others to do something. Even if I cannot do it myself, I can help others.” Joseph

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“It’s like getting people out of their shell”

In EMPLOYABILITY by Twist

“When I first started I was a bit confused about Twist but now I’ve got an idea about what it’s all about. It’s like getting people out of their shell. When you become an ESA customer you think that you can’t do nothing for yourself so it’s a good way of getting people back into their community.” Coral

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“I’m actually feeling better”

In EMPLOYABILITY by Twist

“I’m actually feeling physically better since starting work with Twist because I’m not concentrating on being ill all the time. My whole identity is not built around being a disabled person anymore.” Alta