Written by Jennifer Marsden, Partnership Manager Sheffield, Department of Work and Pensions
The unprecedented times that we find ourselves in, brings the opportunity to strengthen the way we support young people into employment. As part of the Governments’ Plan for Jobs, DWP are developing and rolling out Youth Hubs on a national scale, which is part of the Youth Offer that was launched last year. In Sheffield we are privileged to be opening 6 of these Youth Hubs.
The first one to open for all our young people on Universal Credit in Sheffield opended on 15/11/21. The hub “ Sheffield College Go Further Youth” is based at Sheffield College, Eyre Street Sheffield, S1 4QW and is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Two DWP Work Coach’s and Sheffield College will support customers to overcome their barriers to work, and over the coming months customers will also have access to our network of partners delivering their services from this Youth Hub.
Young people who require it, can access further tailored support for up to 6 months, to meet any skills gaps and requirements to bring them closer to labour market opportunities. Currently this is done via appointment only for the time being, but moving forward into the new year there will be partners and other organisation on board to support these young people and we will look at drop in service.
The further 5 Youth Hubs will be delivered by Sheffield City Council and will be based in the communities, there will be more information to come about these hubs in the near future.
If you want any more information please get in touch with the Youth Offer Co-ordinator:
Jillian Goodison – JILLIAN.GOODISON@DWP.GOV.UK