Nurse takes next step thanks to Paradigm Foundation

Posted on the 23rd June 2016

Eunice, who lives in High Wycombe, was studying for an MSc Advanced Practice qualification which was sponsored by the NHS – but she was devastated to be told funding was no longer available halfway through the course.“I had worked really hard and really wanted the best outcome from my training and studying” says Eunice, 34, who lives with her three children.

“I remembered reading in Paradigm People about the Foundation so applied for a grant and was delighted when they stepped in to help me.”

All her hard work paid off as Eunice is now working as a practice nurse and putting her qualification to good use.

“There is potential for me to progress, I really love my job, it’s fabulous. I’m so grateful to Paradigm for supporting me, they’ve really helped me to take a step forward in my career and provide for my family.”

Eunice, who has lived in her Paradigm home for eight years, hopes her story will encourage others to apply for grants.

“There have been lots of ups and downs along the way but I believed in myself and Paradigm believed in me and it’s all been worthwhile. I really hope others will read this and realise there is support out there.”

Chair of the Paradigm Foundation, Mike Gahagan, said: “We know that many of our residents are working hard to provide a better life for themselves and their families. Eunice’s hard work more than justified us stepping in when her previous sponsorship was withdrawn. We are also happy to support such applications where, as in Eunice’s case, there is a clear vocational link. “

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