Yep! is aimed at disadvantaged young people aged 16 – 24, with a specific focus on 16–18-year-olds who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) or are at risk of NEET, have special educational needs (SEN), or are in other vulnerable groups. This important project, launched in January 2024, will run until 31st March 2025.  This project is managed by CSW Group on behalf of Cornwall Council who are the Managing Authority.

This unique integrated and collaborative project aims to exploit the very best of locally available support, to build confidence, resilience, and competence within young people in Cornwall as they determine their way in the world after secondary education.

This is a staged project preceded by triaging, against specific agreed guidelines. It enables NEET young people to join the stage of the project that best suits their need according to their judged distance from the labour market.  The greater the need/distance the more intensive the support.

Meet our Yep! Partners

  • Active Plus
  • Carefree
  • Cornwall Education Business partnership
  • CSW Group
  • Educational Development Trust
  • Plymouth Argyle Community Trust
  • Pentreath
  • Pluss
  • RJ Working
  • Real Ideas
  • Urban Biodiversity (Newquay Orchard)

Our partnership can offer the following support...

  • Employability skills sessions; CV building, interview techniques and motivational interviewing, mock interviews, job search support
  • Information, Advice & Guidance, including by Level 6 qualified staff
  • Employer talks and industry site visits
  • Work experience, work placements, job trials and apprenticeships
  • Self-employment workshops with enterprise skill building opportunities
  • Supported internship opportunities
  • ICT & technology skills
  • Motivational & confidence building sessions
  • Mental health support
  • Community & Social inclusion support
  • 1:1 mentoring, including bespoke vocational support
  • Life Skills: Money matters support (cost of living, budgeting, debt management), travel training, benefit support
  • Driving theory test & support
  • Group sessions and activities
  • Support with costs e.g.: transport, interview clothing, training course e.g.: CSCS, food safety, EFAW

Referrals

You can make a referral to Yep! by using the form below.

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Building confidence, resilience and competence of Young People together