Not all young people thrive at school. Bullying, bereavement, undiagnosed dyslexia and chaotic family life can lead to disrupted schooling, few qualifications and disillusionment with formal education.

In 2016, our Youth Workers supported 18 young people into college or work.

There are at least 1,700 young people in Coventry and Warwickshire who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) and are struggling to find work. We offer one-to-one coaching for up to a year to give people the confidence and skills to overcome problems and find work. We accept self-referrals and referrals from voluntary organisations, statutory agencies and schools.

We are part of the Progress Partnership, led by Groundwork UK to provide tailored coaching and specialist support to NEET young people and those at risk of NEET to secure training, an apprenticeship or work.

The Progress Partnership includes:

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Progress is part of Building Better Opportunities, a programme funded by the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund to tackle poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.