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Covid-19 has affected young adult’s career prospects; we can help

The UK Government recently announced a new £2bn scheme to tackle youth unemployment in the wake of Covid-19, proving that young people are facing challenges. That’s why the news of the YES Project reopening for online referrals comes at a crucial time for the young people of Leicester.
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support Volunteers

Like most other organisations, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council has been planning how to respond to COVID-19 – identifying critical services, planning to keep them open and thinking about the wider implications for residents and communities.
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COVID-19 Update

How the YES Project plans to move forward during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Lynette’s Story

Lynette, a 24 year old young adult, was unemployed at the time of joining the YES Project, and had goals she wanted to achieve. Lynette felt that to achieve those goals, she needed some support to help her find employment.
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YES Project holds stakeholder event

In February 2020, we held our event, A New Direction; #ReRouting Futures. This event saw stakeholders from across the county, and from different organisations, including businesses, charities, local authority and Trusts, to a venue in the heart of Leicester.
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Hannah’s Story

Before joining the YES Project, 19-year old Hannah* had just successfully completed a traineeship at a leading course provider, but was looking for something to do next.
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Leicester projects offering free health and well-being sessions in support of World Mental Health Day

Two Leicester based projects, the GREAT Project and YES Project, are opening their doors to the public to support World Mental Health Day.
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Leicester based projects help nearly 1,000 residents move towards work or training, saving the DWP £300K

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) has secured continuation funding for both the GREAT Project and the YES Project, as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme by The National Lottery Community Fund.
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Local Youth Employment Support (YES) Project is finalist for National Lottery Award

Beating over 700 entrants and making it to the final of The 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards is a dream come true for the Leicester and Leicestershire based YES (Youth Employability Support) Project.
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