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The Impact of CSW Volunteers

Since May 2016 CSW Volunteers has successfully recruited, registered and placed over 200 Somerset volunteers who give their time each month to support services with Somerset Partnership NHS Trust. Research from the Social Care Institute for Excellence describes how loneliness and isolation impact upon quality of life and wellbeing, adversely affecting health.  Findings show that…

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Thought Leadership

The Government’s careers strategy published on 4 December 2017, outlined a long-term plan to build a world-class careers system that will help young people and adults choose the career that is right for them. The subsequent statutory guidance “Careers guidance and access for education and training providers” has also been updated to expand on the…

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Specialist Mentors and Specialist Tutors

CSW Group champions brighter futures by protecting and promoting the welfare of young people and adults Due to an increase in demand we are looking for additional Specialist Mentors and Specialist Tutors to work with Students in Higher Education in the Winchester, Bournemouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Chichester, Brighton, Colchester, Canterbury, Oxford, Cambridge, Norwich, Exeter, Plymouth, Falmouth,…

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Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities benefit from work experience scheme

CSW Group in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Devon County Council have delivered 108 supported work experience placements across 60 employers and 19 different industries to young people with SEND in Year 10 and 11 in the last academic year. The proof of concept pilot named ‘Tri Work’ was funded…

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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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