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Inspire 2 Work (East Wales)

Project description

I2W has been designed to provide support for young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) and have no means of re-engaging with formal or informal education, training, volunteering or employment.

The Operation will provide a tailored support package to help young people:

  • identify personal barriers
  • understand how the barriers inhibit/restrict entry, participation and progression in education, training or employment
  • formulate an action plan to mitigate or eliminate the identified barriers
  • deliver the agreed supportive actions
  • provide progression routes into further education, training, volunteering or employment

Through a ‘person centre’ approach, the operation aims to engage, support and enable NEET 16-24 years to gain a range of skills, qualifications and meaningful work placements to feel confident and motivated to enter into sustainable employment or further learning.

Geographical coverage

The project works in non-Communities First areas of the following local authority areas of South East Wales: Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Essential eligibility criteria

  • Legal right to live and work in the UK
  • Aged between 16 and 24
  • Not be in Education, Employment or Training

Specific targets

  • Gaining a qualification upon leaving
  • In education / training upon leaving
  • Entering employment upon leaving

Contact details

Name: Huw Wilkinson
Email: inspire@newport.gov.uk
Telephone: 01633 235408
Address: Work, Skills & Performance, Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Godfrey Road, Newport, NP20 4UR

Additional details

Local delivery

The Operation has 5 Joint Beneficiaries working across the South East Wales region that will engage and support young people who are NEET, these are:

Newport City Council
Contact: Deo Ritchie
Email: Deo.Ritchie@newport.gov.uk

Cardiff City Council
Contact: Hayley Beynon-Brown
Email: H.BeynonBrown@cardiff.gov.uk

Monmouthshire County Council
Contact: Louise Wilce
Email: louisewilce@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Vale of Glamorgan Council
Contact: Mark Davies
Email: Inspire2achieve@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Llamau
Contact: Sian Browne
Email: sian.brown@newport.gov.uk