Groundwork continuing its vital work

Thursday 30th of April 2020 02:48 PM

Groundwork is continuing its vital work with vulnerable young people across Coventry and Warwickshire despite Covid-19.

The scheme called Progress is a tailored programme of coaching and support to help 15-24-year-olds Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) access training and employment opportunities.

Progress is one of the CWLEP’s European Social Fund programmes and supports young people who are the furthest away from getting work, training or back into education.

Progress coaches are working with young people remotely, ensuring they are in regular contact online and via telephone, and its regular video-chat sessions help young people stay in contact with their peers and coaches who are devising activities to get involved in.

This involves setting young people daily tasks – from exercise to creativity – and they can also request seed packs and compost to encourage them to keep busy in the garden.

Other support also includes CV writing and employability sessions to keep participants motivated to find a job as well as mental health support to ensure that young people stay healthy and on track.

The programme is still accepting referrals for young people aged 15-24 across Coventry and Warwickshire who are currently NEET.

Progress is a specialised programme aimed at young people and it is a vital support network for vulnerable young people during these uncertain times.

Progress is part of Building Better Opportunities – a programme funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund to tackle poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.

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