The project provides targeted and intensive support for young people in Suffolk to gain and sustain employment and education. These young people are unemployed, economically inactive, facing significant challenges / barriers to accessing employment or currently experiencing / at risk of social isolation.
Young people with complex needs who are most distant from the job market and experiencing multiple barriers to accessing services and employment related support. This includes:
Minding the Gap is a partnership of seven organisations led by Community Action Suffolk. The partners provide a range of free activities to young people (aged 15-24) to support them in gaining confidence, experience and new skills to enter the world of work.
Access Community Trust delivers independent living skills, education and training, employment mentoring, mental health and wellbeing services to overcome barriers and fulfil potential.
Involve provides engaging client led leisure activities and workshops, that enhance life choices and healthy lifestyles, improve social opportunities, develop life skills, and prepare for independent living.
Lapwing Suffolk designs and delivers inspiring, individual and appropriate learning programmes for young people marginalised through ill-health, disability or circumstance.
Red Rose Chain is a theatre company which runs community projects alongside their professional productions and education programme.
Realise Futures delivers skills, careers and employment support to offer individuals, the holistic wrap around support needed to tackle multiple barriers to employment and social inclusion.
Green Light Trust brings people and nature together through a series of projects that encourage people to enjoy being outdoors and protect the environment at the same time.
Phoenix Rising offers activities, education and challenges based on individual need. They focus on confidence, personal development and reducing risk taking behaviour to remove barriers to employment.
If you think you are eligible for support, know someone who could be, or would just like some more information, please contact the Minding The Gap project:
01473 345352 / 07955 866994
Community Action Suffolk’s mission is to strengthen and champion community action in Suffolk by supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in its work.
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