In this project MiHN worked with 320 young people across the seven central London Boroughs. These youngsters aged 16-19 were not in education, training or employment and living within one of these boroughs. The goal was to help them get into and sustain employment, education or training. The project targeted young people who faced a range of issues that require additional support beyond that offered by existing (government) projects already. Caseloads were built through partner and personal assistant referrals as well as through self-referral.
The project provides young people with access to:
- One-to-one intensive support from a dedicated personal assistant – who will work intensively with them to address their multiple needs and remove barriers. This will include assessment, counseling and brokerage to a range of agencies and opportunities.
- A directory outlining a menu of activities which is individually tailored to meet their needs including: vocational, life skills, social, personal development courses and work experience tasters. The majority of these activities are non-NVQ (non-National Vocational Qualifications) based to provide them with the necessary skills to progress to mainstream education, training and employment.
- A small bursary to buy in courses and help remove barriers to education, employment and training including travel, interview clothes and childcare.