Unlocking Potential is a 3 year project, led by Futures, and will support 1448 young people who are at risk of NEET (not in education, training or employment). The service will focus on young people at risk of social exclusion and from marginalised communities providing them with one-to-one support by reducing their risk of dropping out and getting them into next steps of work, further education or training.
The service will be delivered in partnership with Futures, Derbyshire County Council, Derby City schools, with Nottinghamshire County Council and Derby City Council as key stakeholders. Futures is an independent social enterprise, jointly owned by Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council and delivers NEET prevention activities on behalf of the two authorities.
The partnership has existing relationships with all educational establishments across the D2N1 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire) including all 139 schools, virtual schools, alternative provision and community educational organisations. This means they can raise awareness of and offer access to the service to all educational establishments and providers across the D2N1 area, building upon their existing NEET prevention provision.
The £2m project will support young people facing significant barriers to transitioning on from statutory education and to those needing to make a change to their provision.
Visit the Futures' website for more information.
Article uploaded 14/10/20
This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.