Ann and Mark are in their 50s, both made redundant in the last few years. They’re desperate for work and losing confidence day by day. Ann has undergone repeat Work Programmes, without them leading to paid work. They feel invisible in the job market and fear they will never work again. Mark says, “I don’t want to live like a premier footballer. All I want is to earn a wage I can live on, try to improve my life again, maybe even be able to save for a holiday, but all I can see ahead is a struggle to get by.”