Within Mansfield and Ashfield the decline of local industries has hit hard, and generations of worklessness are now emerging. It is well documented that people falling into this category have low aspirations, low self-esteem, poor skills and often suffer from abuse, neglect, bullying, teenage pregnancy, addictions, poverty, homelessness, peer pressure or have care responsibilities. The impact of this on their lives is huge and leads to mental and physical barriers to progression; we cannot change what has happened in their lives, but with this project we can help them find the support they need to work their way towards a better future.

“Youth unemployment is now one of the greatest challenges facing the country. Nearly one and a half million young people are currently not in education, employment or training – over 1 in 5 of all young people… Unemployment hurts at any age; but for young people, long-term unemployment scars for life. It means lower earnings, more unemployment, more ill health later in life.”
Quote taken from The ACEVO Commission on Youth Unemployment. Youth unemployment: the crisis we cannot afford

Our track record

We have a great track record

Since 2013 we have helped 184 young people in the Mansfield and Ashfield area.

75% of these participants progress into employment, education or training.

70% of participants have raised self-esteem as a result of participating in our courses.