The YES team at Leicestershire Cares worked hard in Q2 to network out in the community and develop new relationships to be able to offer more support in certain communities across the City and County. With the project coming to an end in Q3, a huge focus on working closely with participants to support them to achieve a positive outcome was a major priority with 1:1 employability support taking place with success. Long term youth unemployment continues to be an issue nationally which means relationships between Leicestershire Cares and businesses is more vital than ever to help support local young people into the workplace.
Key Successes –
- A cross project World of Work tour took place at Sytner Bentley with participants from Powering UP, YES and VIP all attending
- Numbers of YP supported reached 45 for the year and 2 more were exited into employment and 1 into a job search outcome
- A provision was set up in partnership with CD, Leicestershire Police, local councillors, and Belgrave FC to offer employability support in Belgrave
- Project Pony came to an end with the last cohort being completed in Q2 in partnership with The Way Of The Horse, with participants improving their mental health and wellbeing
- 1:1 support for participants across the City and County led to positive outcomes for some and positive progress being made for others as the project reaches its conclusion
I have enjoyed every moment of project pony. I have always loved horses, so having the opportunity to work with them has been a dream come true!YES Project Participant
Q3 sees the YES Project come to an end so the team at Leicestershire Cares will be working closely with participants, delivery partners and businesses to ensure that young people on the project receive the best possible support to find a sustainable outcome from their time on the project. The team are looking forward the YES Legacy event in January and continuing to network in the community to provide youth employability support to those who need it across the city and county.
Don`t let your circumstances stop you from going for what you want, there is always a way around it.Sean Cook, Head of Business at Sytner Bentley, talking to young people about persevering through their barriers
If you are a business in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland and would like to offer young people from our youth projects a chance to look around your facilities and experience the world of work, or support our participants by providing employability support and job opportunities please reach out.
Ross Cox – YES Project Development Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
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