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#Focus5 Sustainability

The #Focus5 project provides on-going individual support to unemployed or economically inactive young people aged 15-18 across Somerset, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay to move towards education, employment and training. Young people work with a Key Worker to develop their own action plan and can also access support from our Specialist Partners on the project. #Focus5 is…

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The Best Day of the Year

As a specialist mentor I work with students at university.  Not just any students, but those with additional challenges to their studies presented by a disability. I meet with students each week, and I get to know them so well, I am with them on their journey every step of the way.  It’s a unique…

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Digital Link with CSW Volunteers

In an ever increasing digital world the way we now perform everyday tasks from online shopping, applying for jobs or ordering prescriptions are changing and contrary to general perception, it’s not only the older generation who are now faced with the fact that they need to embrace this change. Having not been brought up with…

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Family & Community Essential Skills has helped over 450 people within Cornwall to upskill and gain support to help improve their lives

  Family & Community Essential Skills has helped over 450 people within Cornwall to upskill and gain support to help improve their lives. European Social Funding has invested in a programme of support for employed, recently redundant or those unemployed who are looking to complete level 3 training in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to…

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Cornwall Skills for Young People continues to make positive impacts on young people 15-24 year olds who are not in work, education or training

  Cornwall Skills for Young People continues to make positive impacts on young people 15-24 year olds who are not in work, education or training European Social Funding has invested in a programme of support for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get into work, education and training.  The investment is…

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ICAN National Careers Service Enhancement 25+ has helped over 130 businesses within Cornwall to upskill the workforce

  ICAN National Careers Service Enhancement 25+ has helped over 130 businesses within Cornwall to upskill the workforce European Social Funding has invested in a programme of support for employed people over the age of 25 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to progress in work, further education or apprenticeships.  The investment is part…

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Dorset 25+ years unemployed or economically inactive urged to take advantage of funding to develop skills and progress onto a range of positive outcomes

  Dorset 25+ years  unemployed or economically inactive urged to take advantage of £785,000 to develop skills and progress onto a range of positive outcomes that include employment, education, apprenticeships and voluntary work. European Social Funding has invested in a programme of support for young people in Devon and Somerset to get into work, education…

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Calling all Service Design Professionals

Over the last 25 years, people-facing public services have become increasingly bureaucratic, hard to access, and removed from the people and communities they are designed to serve.  This has contributed to poor outcomes and spiralling costs as service users continue to develop more acute needs that could have been prevented.  With conditions in many of…

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SMEs and unemployed people are encouraged to take advantage of contracts totalling over £3 million within Solent Local Enterprise Partnership area.

  Employees Support in Skills: European Social Funding has invested in a programme to support employers within the Solent area, particularly SMEs, to access free higher levels skills training for their workforce. The investment is part of the Solent Growth Programme and has now been extended to March 2019. Employers will receive a Training Needs…

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Generation STEM

The Generation STEM project has now reached its final stage as students are beginning to go out on work experience placements across the South West region. The project’s aim is to evaluate the impact that work experience has on students’ attitudes and engagement with STEM and to develop their understanding of employability skills and provide…

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