Is it ever too young to talk about career related learning?

“Ignoring the process of career development occurring in childhood is similar to a gardener disregarding the quality of the soil in which a garden will be planted.”[1] The term ‘career related learning’ includes early childhood activities in primary schools designed to give children from an early age a wide range of experiences of, and exposure…

European Funding Changing Lives

Three European funded projects have helped change the lives of thousands of people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by giving them the confidence they need to get into work, education and training. Part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth programme and delivered by the CSW group, the three projects; Cornwall Skills…

Smart Apps for Independence & Well-Being

Young people and adults with special educational needs, disabilities or anxiety can become independent and remove lifestyle barriers, using the latest ‘personal assistant’ services and apps, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Brain in Hand. These apps are helping people create and follow daily routines and instructions, to enjoy a more organised life, reduce…

Spotlight On – TDK-Lambda

North Devon based TDK-Lambda UK sponsors Big Bang South West award TDK-Lambda UK is pleased to be attending and sponsoring an award for most innovative STEM project at the Big Bang South West Regional Fair being held on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at the Exeter Westpoint Arena. This year we are showcasing  popular interactive demonstrators,…

The Future – CSW Child Mental Health Project

We are coming to the end of the second year of our Hampshire Supporting Families Contract. To date, we have received and accepted over 250 families requiring intensive support in Hampshire. Significant and sustained progress has been evidenced, turning the most difficult family’s situations around in the given 6 month’s intervention time. Our support is…

CSW Volunteers – Pets as Therapy

With Crufts 2019 just finished and thoughts of our canine friends still on our minds this article features three Somerset volunteers and their family pets. These CSW volunteers undertake regular visits into their local community hospital, taking with them their much loved dogs. These therapeutic visits are all about animals helping humans. The volunteers share…

Spotlight On – NCS

NCS is a youth programme that runs across England and Northern Ireland. We exist to engage, unite and empower young people, building their confidence so they can go out there and achieve their dreams, no matter where they’re from or what their background is. Our team in the South West is constantly working to make sure…

NCW 2019 – Give a Career Insight – Tracey Burley

Tracey Burley is the managing director of Cognus Limited and a member of the company’s board of directors. She joined Cognus in 2017, bringing more than 15 years of public service leadership, expertise in working with children and young people and management experience of bridging the gap between the private and public sector, to her…

NCW2019 – Careers Advisers and the Labour Market

The value that a careers adviser adds with their up to date knowledge around routes into employment and the local and national labour market. One of the most important parts of my work as a careers adviser is to support young people to navigate the many educational options and future careers that could be available…