young people

How a grop of young people are tackling period poverty

Free self-care packs and survey launched to tackle stigma

A group of young people are tackling period poverty by giving 12-19-year-olds the chance to tell decision-makers what a world where everyone can Be Period Proud looks like. They’re also providing free self-care packs to those who need them.

The group is made up of volunteers at Bolton-based charity Youth Leads UK who want to...

Plymouth City Council recognised for helping young people find work

Plymouth City Council has been recognised at an event celebrating the opportunities offered to young people leaving school and going directly into work rather than university.

AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk held the ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel – hosted by comedian Ed Byrne – giving out prizes to employers based on the real-life experiences of apprentices and school leaver...

People's Project Finalist - Battling On Inspiring Lives

Battling On CIC has been selected as a finalist for the West Country West region in this year’s Big Lottery People’s Project. The award is based on a public vote. Battling On CIC has been working with armed forces veterans and vulnerable young people for the last 5 years. Based on a care farm just outside Callington, the organisation offers wrap around support combined with education and relevant...

New Foyer Federation chief kicks off national tour in South West

As a leading regional housing association DCH has invested around £565m into the south west economy over the past five years.

DCH is committed to supporting growth in the region; from building thousands of new homes and working with partner organisations such as the Foyer Federation, to creating jobs and investing in communities.

In recognition of the great work being done in...

Shaun’s strengths recognised with the support of DCH

Young Plymouth man, Shaun Millington, has thanked DCH for supporting him when he needed it most by giving him a home to live in and mentoring him on essential independent living skills such as money management and cooking for himself.

Shaun, who has learning difficulties, started his journey with DCH in 2014 living in accommodation for young people at Plymouth Foyer and celebrated...

Plymouth Schools To Join Fight Against Cancer In Young People

National Youth Against Cancer Week runs from the 12th – 18th October and encourages young people to join the fight against cancer in their age group by raising awareness and funds by holding their own events. Schools and colleges up and down the country are been encouraged to take part.

As a youth cancer charity, supporting teenagers and young adults with cancer throughout the UK and...

School recruiting talent of the future

Tomorrow’s scientists and engineers can now apply for places at the county’s newest school, the South Devon University Technical College in Engineering, Water and the Environment, which opens its doors to the first intake of students this time next year.

The innovative UTC has been established by the University of Exeter and South Devon College alongside key local and regional...

Radiant Gallery's first exhibition, curated by young people

Eleven young people from across the city are welcoming the public to an exhibition of work from British and International artists at Radiant Gallery on Derrys Cross this month.

Tuesday 19 August will be the first in a series of five “r[eff]uge” exhibitions from Effervescent, the social enterprise that recently converted an old bank into Radiant: a cultural laboratory and tea room....

Big deal for young people under City Deal

Thousands of young people in Plymouth and across the South West peninsula will be helped along the path from learner to earner as part of the City Deal.

A range of initiatives designed to help young people affected by the recession, particularly those claiming benefits for more than six months, will be rolled out.

A Youth and Employer scheme is to be set up which will better...

Improvements to supported housing for young people

Homeless 16 to 25 year olds will be able to get help from a new and improved supported accommodation service in Plymouth.

Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet has awarded a contract to DCH’s Housing Support Service to provide the redesigned service that will give very vulnerable young people a safe home and help with day to day living. It also includes a referral ‘hub’ to help young people...

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