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Celebrating our YouCan employability service on World Youth Skills Day

15th Jul, 2021

Did you know unemployment disproportionately effects young people? The youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.5% and has continued to rise. This compares to 4.9% for over 25s. On World Youth Skills Day we just want to celebrate our #YouCan employability service and all it aims to achieve for our young people.

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Youth Voice assist with campaign to encourage homeless young people to get vaccinated

17th Jun, 2021

By the end of this week it is hoped that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all adults nationwide but prior to this it has been available to certain groups of vulnerable people across the nation, including homeless young people aged under 25, but nationally take up has been low.

Groundswell are a charity that work to enable people who have experience of homelessness to create the solutions to homelessness and benefit wider society. They heard about our national Youth Voice project which has a similar aim, working with young homeless people, and asked to do a joint campaign to give young people all the facts about the vaccine and encourage them to take up the offer.

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Weekly wish list

1st Jun, 2021

At the request of some of our supporters we have created this ‘wishlist’ of the items we are currently most in need of. It is updated the first week of each new month, if anything else is required.

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Young Person's Feedback

Other than the workshops what’s particularly helped me at St Basils is the support of the staff, particularly Employability Coach Vicky and Partnership and Progressions Officer Kash. I think they’re just really dedicated to what they’re doing

— Maria

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