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Next steps thanks to new confidence

The #Focus5 project provides unique, flexible, one-to-one support to young people aged 15-18 across Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset, who may be struggling to move forwards in life. Funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund, #Focus5 help young people take steps back into education, employment or training. We encourage development of the ‘5’ key skills identified…

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Get Online with our 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 and Get Online. Research by Good…

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CSW Transition Volunteers

CSW Group are utilising the skills and life experience of Volunteers to assist us by enhancing our local delivery of the Transitions contract. CSW staff linked to schools and partner agencies are continuing their support for vulnerable young people in keeping with the ambition of enabling all them all to be in Education, Employment or…

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Enterprise Days

Written by Steph Moore, CSW Group Services to Education Manager Over the past 12 months CSW Group have delivered a number of Enterprise Days throughout the South West to year groups ranging from year 7 through to 10. These have all been very well received, with schools booking again where possible. The most popular event…

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A Year of Work Experience

At the end of another academic year CSW Group’s workplace experience service has provided over 180 secondary schools with tailored packages enabling almost 19,000 successful placements within the workplace for Year 10 and Year 12 students to take place. Placements have been completed within companies ranging from Solicitors to Dentists to Elite Equestrian Centres to…

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Young Homeless in Devon and Somerset

There are approximately 100,000 young people nationally living on the streets according to recent research, and there may be many more that fall under the radar because they reach eighteen and they ‘sofa surf’. A recent documentary for Children in Need, ‘The Young and Homeless,’ highlighted the growing problem for children across the country as…

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Why Should I Volunteer?

Written by Sue Hunter, CSW Volunteers Manager & Business Development (Community Services)  WHY SHOULD I VOLUNTEER – WHAT WOULD I GET OUT OF IT? Does this sound familiar? This is a question (or some would say a statement) that I have heard many times, there is no short answer or one that “fits all”.  The simple…

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