Through the Youth Hub, we've worked closely with the Plymouth City Council Care Leavers team, Care Journeys and the Job Centre, to support care experienced young people to move forward with their next steps. This support doesn't always start with them getting a job or starting training or education right away, and is often about supporting individuals to take small steps in increasing their confidence, thinking about what they want from life, and helping them to make progress towards that goal.
We can offer support through telephone appointments, face-to-face through a pre-arranged appointment, or during our Thursday Find Your Future Drop-in between 12-3pm. To get started, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Rhianne on 07876 396982.
Here's some of the things care leavers said about their experiences:
"Thank you for helping me applying for the job, so happy I got an interview!"
"The Skills Launchpad team were comforting and made adjustments for my anxiety."
"It really helpful to have another person on your team."
"Skills Launchpad supported me to build my confidence and I'm now in college"
"I didn't realise how much support was around for me!"