Back in October 2020, RBH tenant Morgan was referred to the Covid 19 Re-connect programme after losing her job as Textile Designer with the Edinburgh Woollen Company when they went into administration. Highly skilled in her field and motivated to find another role, she recognised there were limited employment prospects locally and was open to exploring other ideas.
After unsuccessfully applying for multiple roles she decided to explore routes to self-employment. She was referred to the Enterprising You government funded scheme which offers up to 6 months support for individuals starting their own businesses. Although still actively looking for work in the meantime, Morgan is continuing to receive this support and is hoping to launch her own business and design label in 2021.