NEET Programme

The NEET programme is for young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training, and struggling to find the next step that is right for them, and who need extra support to achieve their potential and move forward in their life. The project’s primary function is to support young people into education, employment or training.

Description of services

Young people are supported by a Youth Support Worker, who works with participants on a one to one and small group basis. The project is highly individualised, focusing on the key needs for each young person, and developing an action plan with them to address their needs. The key to the success of this service is the strength of the relationship built between the Youth Support Worker and the young person, which is based on a genuine interest in the young person as an individual, and their success in all areas of their lives including emotional and social success. The keyworker uses a variety of methods to engage with young people to meet the outcomes including:

  • Individual support including job hunting, attending interviews and visiting training providers, colleges and workplaces
  • Support to engage in volunteering or work placements
  • Workshops – Employability Skills, Money Management, CV Writing, Interview Skills, Looking After Yourself & Life Skills, Having Your Say & Legal Rights
  • Team working, and leadership building activities
  • Access to careers advice
  • A range of activities to build social skills and support networks

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Young people have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications such as Asdan short courses in English Language, Employability Development, and Volunteering, as well as more practical accreditations such as Emergency First Aid.

Young people are able to improve their communication, self-confidence and self-efficacy, relationships, managing feelings, resilience, determination, planning and problem solving and creativity, through a diverse programme that meets their needs.

Outcomes

The NEET project was delivered to 81 young people in Southampton from April 2011-March 2013. Of the 81 young people who participated 68% were in education, employment or training on leaving the project, and 52% were still engaged with that positive destination 6 months after leaving the project.

To find out more please contact us via:

Email: enquiries@youthoptions.co.uk
Telephone: 01794 525510