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Living with epilepsy has been part of Carrie-Anne Anthony’s life. Growing up near Aberdare, constant fits led to hospital stays including an induced coma for four months. This led to lost contact with friends, a loss of confidence and short term memory loss.

But working with training provider PeoplePlus Aberdare, the teenager has blossomed, successfully completing Traineeship Engagement modules before progressing to a Traineeship Level 1. The next phase will be regular placements at a primary school with full time employment in child care as her goal.

Carrie-Anne said:

“PeoplePlus has helped me come out of my shell. I lost my mother to epilepsy and it has been such a large part of my childhood, but I am now completing tasks that I would never have dreamed of doing.”