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Youth Flow

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Youth Flow is a person centred, strengths based, holistic approach to employment support for young people who are either furthest from the labour market and/or from disadvantaged groups and with multiple complex needs.

Young people who are part of disadvantaged groups are significantly under-represented in the workforce. This being further exacerbated by COVID-19, due to fewer job opportunities with increased competition for them. Being employed is associated with better health and wellbeing, so this inequality could be a significant contributor to health inequalities found in Northern Devon. This means that some young people find it difficult to navigate the ‘system’ and services are unable to engage with clients meaningfully or holistically meet their needs. Furthermore, local business leaders have highlighted that there is little or no mental and physical health support for their workers which impacts negatively on the staff as individuals and in turn the business community.

Youth Flow is a person centred, strengths based, holistic approach to employment support for young people who are either furthest from the labour market and/or from disadvantaged groups and with multiple complex needs. After having a ‘What matters’ conversation, Youth Flow will take a multi-agency approach and create a bespoke and co-produced plan with the young person with the aim of overcoming barriers to employment, increase confidence and move the young person closer to the labour market. The team also approaches local businesses to recruit workplace mentors to support young people in return for a health and wellbeing package in partnership with local NHS partners.

100 young people who are either furthest from the labour market and/or from disadvantaged groups and with multiple complex needs. Youth Flow and One Northern Devon will also support the local business community in the health and wellbeing of their staff.

Youth Flow is funded by the Department of Work and Pensions who have commissioned One Northern Devon to carry out this work. Encompass South West and TTVS will be hosting the Youth Flow roles on behalf of One Northern Devon.

1st November 2020 – 31st October 2021

Paul Jones- High Flow Project Co-ordinator p.jones@bpag-encompass.org.uk