Derbyshire: Funding to help the young unemployed

A program aimed at helping young people who are at risk of long-term unemployment is being launched across Bolsover District.

Wednesday, 26th March 2014, 1:00 pm

Bolsover Council has been awarded £158,225 from the Sheffield City region as part of their Ambition scheme, with the aim of supporting young people claiming Job Seekers Allowance, or are identified as being at risk of becoming long term unemployed, into work.

The project will support them by agreeing an immediate job goal, providing support and coaching, helping them get work placements with local businesses and providing pre-employment training in the workplace.

Bolsover District Council leader, Coun Eion Watts said, “We have a problem with youth unemployment and one that we need to do something about. That’s why we have been looking at various funding pots and working with our partners to help those at risk of being long-term unemployed.”

“The good thing about this project is that we will work with the young people, right from the outset and will continue to work with them for six months after they have found employment.”

North East Derbyshire District Council has also been awarded £147,951 to take part in the scheme.