We recognise the crucial role that employment can play in developing the identity of some young people in care. Their ability to hold down and enjoy paid employment is crucial to their life prospects.
We support our young people in seeking employment, help them to set goals for their own development and assist them in overcoming any particular skills deficiencies they may have. It is necessary to keep young people’s aspirations high without being unrealistic. We therefore help young people not just in looking for work but in all the other areas that surround employment, including assessing options, preparation for interviews, purchase of specialist equipment and support around daily preparation for work. Career Guidance and Work Experience are available. Assistance is given with job hunting and interview preparation as well as advice on available benefits, schemes and activities for the young person to investigate, with or without staff support.