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Charles' Story

Before Team Domenica, Charles tried tirelessly to find the right path for himself, only to be met with lacking support, misunderstanding and no encouragement. Charles feared that his dyslexia was an impassable barrier.
Charles left college, fearing he would never be accepted for who he is and had no chance at a future. But, after working closely with Team Domenica’s teachers and training mentors, his outlook took a turn for the better as he gained the work skills he needed and developed self-confidence in a supportive environment.

We have always sought to show Charles that he has many fantastic qualities – his communication skills, his inclusivity towards others, his resilience and his excellent work ethic. We have provided strategies in class to help him to work independently and build his confidence.

Diana, Charles’ Teacher and Personal Mentor

Team Domenica candidate who works at The Grand Brighton, standing under a Team Domenica candidate who works as a concierge at The Grand Brighton, standing under a concierge sign inside the hotel.


Charles soon achieved his employment qualification and moved onto his Supported Internship at the Grand Hotel in Brighton; he fitted into the team seamlessly. He was accepted with open arms, impressed the staff with his ability and has recently been offered paid work as a Hall Porter!

I was in a really bad place at college, and made to feel like a complete and utter failure. But Team Domenica have now helped me find a job – I’m really proud of myself and what I’ve achieved. The Grand staff have really accepted me and they really see me as a hard worker.

Charles, Team Domenica candidate


Not only has there been an evident progression in his skills, but Charles’ happiness and friendly demeanour is infectious. Once claiming to only find comfort in his hobby of acting, Charles now has the tools and confidence to know that he can be successful. He has a renewed faith in his capabilities and is able to see the numerous prospects he has before him.

I feel a lot happier in myself and feel there is a path in life I can take. I feel part of a great community. I feel like I’m able to be a lot more open about my learning disabilities and feel accepted. I feel like I have a future ahead of me.

Charles, Team Domenica candidate


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