FREE additional careers support available for
young people in Hebden Royd

Young People facing additional employment challenges due to the pandemic, have been given additional careers and employment support in a package agreed by Hebden Royd Town Council.

Councillors have commissioned C+K - the local Careers Company - to provide a range of services for 16–24-year-olds who live in the Hebden Royd area. These include:

  • A dedicated careers expert to work alongside careers advisers in local schools
  • Focused job support for young people looking to start an apprenticeship
  • Creation of a weekly careers drop-in centre at Mytholmroyd Community Centre
  • Employability support for young people 18-24 who are NEET or at risk of being NEET
  • Working with partners and local organisations to identify opportunities and at-risk young people
  • Concentrated support at key transition times
  • Dedicated contact details for Hebden Royd residents

The package of support is available for all 16–24-year-olds in the Hebden Royd area. It will be provided by Sarah Bruce, a qualified Careers Adviser with over 15 years of experience working with teens and young adults. As well as offering telephone and on-line advice sessions, Sarah will be available to see face-to-face at weekly careers drop-in sessions at Mytholmroyd Community Centre starting on Wednesday 9 June, 1.00pm - 5.00pm.

Councillor Richard Needham said: "The growth of youth unemployment in the pandemic has been dramatic. It has made a bad situation in Hebden Royd much worse, so the extra support that Sarah Bruce from C+K will bring is much needed. C+K have a great reputation for making an impact and the Town Council is confident that this much needed partnership will help make a difference - money well spent."

If you feel that you, your children or young people that you work with could benefit from these additional services, provided by C+K and Hebden Royd Town Council, please contact Sarah Bruce on 07812 971818 or email

Notes to editors:

Hebden Royd Town Council is an elected authority which works closely with the area's principal authority, Calderdale MBC to support the residents of the area by funding local projects and organisations.

It provides services such as allotments and owns and runs Hebden Bridge Picture House. It acts as a catalyst for discussion working with other organisations to lobby and campaign for local improvements.

The Council area has a population of 9,728 and includes the settlements of Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. The full council meets every three weeks and there are seven committees.

Hebden Royd Town Council's strategic aims are to:

  • Protect, enhance and improve the local environment
  • Promote Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd
  • Support and develop our young people
  • Improve the resilience of the area and strengthen our community
  • Improve our own efficiency and effectiveness, leading to good governance.

Added: Thursday, 27 May 2021

Photos from Hebden Royd