Was contacted by a BBC Newsround reporter last night as a result of comments that I was posting relating to Nick Clegg’s launch of the Youth Contract yesterday.
He’s looking to follow some case studies of youth workers who have supported NEET young people into work, on the basis that many NEET young people are not ‘work-ready’ because they have multiple issues going on in their lives that need to be resolved first.
My comment was that £2000 doesn’t seem like much money to give an employer in order to support a possibly quite needy young person for a minimum of 6 months. After all, how much did Connexions intensive support services cost nationally?
If you’ve got any students or contacts who might be interested in being contacted, please contact Dave Howard through Twitter @DaveHowa4d. I also have his email – contact me as I don’t want to publish it.