Local Authorities across the UK are struggling to support young people making their first choices when entering employment and the past year has made the challenges even greater.
Coronavirus has had a dramatic impact on the opportunities for young people accessing training and employment and it is feared that this will only get worse over the coming months. Hebden Royd Town Council has identified that a service that had already shrunk will see demand for help far exceeded than the resources available, resulting in significant unmet need.
Sarah Bruce and Cllr Rob Freeth, Mayor of Hebden Royd
Cllr Rob Freeth, Mayor of Hebden Royd said: "Hebden Royd Town Council welcomes this opportunity to work in partnership with others to make a difference to young people in its communities. C&K Careers (Calderdale and Kirklees Careers) are enthusiastically helping us to deliver support to people, initially up to the age of 24, to identify opportunities for work and training, both near and far, that they can take advantage of. C&K Careers have a particularly good reputation of providing effective and innovative support with the provision complementing others provision in the area".
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, 1.00pm - 5.00pm.
Sarah said: "As a local resident and a Careers Adviser I am excited to be working with Hebden Royd Town Council on this new initiative supporting 16–24-year-olds who as a group have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic".
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 email@example.com
Added: Wednesday, 16 June 2021