The Journey of Change

A Family Support Worker’s role is not an easy task. It is not until the end of the support that we and the families realise how far they have come in the time that intensive support has been offered. Case Studies are a great way of showing the full journey of where they were to…

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Positive impact for young people

  Heart of the South West benefit from two projects Devon County Skills for Young People and Somerset Skills for Young people supporting 15-18 year olds since 2016; European Social Funding and the Education and Skills Funding Agency have invested over £885K to help develop skills and progress young people onto a range of positive…

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CSW and Paignton Sec partnership working

   CSW and Paignton Sec partnership working to ensure young people get appropriate support. Why we work together. CSW Group and Paignton Sec work in close partnership to ensure that NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) young people in Torbay  get the appropriate and progressing educational support they need to help them into education…

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Volunteers healing power of helping hands

In late 2018 The Daily Mail highlighted the Helpforce campaign and ‘the healing power of helping hands’ that referred to the value of volunteers supporting NHS services. In Somerset the NHS Trust has benefitted from that power for many years, especially within their twelve community hospitals.  Across these hospitals there are currently 155 registered and…

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Careers, Quality, Gatsby and You

A blog by Ed Whitefield, Investor in Careers Lead Consultant, a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard. It’s almost impossible to read about careers education without the Gatsby Benchmarks, Compass and increasingly the Quality in Careers Standard cropping up. In this blog I want to look at what’s behind this push, not because…

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