Preston’s Invest in Youth (IIY) project is specifically designed to support young people in Preston aged between 14 and 24 years. This new project will engage with eligible residents who are furthest from the labour market, helping them overcome their personal barriers to economic activity.
This project is supported by The Lancashire Colleges and will combine and continue some of the valuable and impactful successes that local delivery partners have achieved over the last six years through ESIF projects, the model being an intensive Key worker support project.
Who we can help
Eligible participants must live in Preston (within Preston City Council’s district) and must be economically inactive (individuals are those not in work and not actively seeking work – unlike unemployed individuals who are actively seeking work).
Participants engaged will include, but are not limited to, young people with:
- Poor physical or mental health
- No or low skills / work experience
- Care Leavers
- Poor experience within the care system
- Substance abuse
- Experience of criminality
- Experience of domestic violence
- Benefit dependency
- Financial difficulties
- Social isolation or loneliness
- Lack of motivation, aspiration and trust
How can we help?
A designated keyworker will offer a holistic package of support including accessing services preventative action, community empowerment and capacity building.
Invest in Youth Keyworkers will work with participants throughout their journey with the project. They will help them to recognise their barriers to inclusion and provide support to towards achieving their personal aspirations.
All support is tailored, to the individuals’ need and is wholly led by the beneficiaries, typically lasting for 3 – 4 months, through to over 12 months for beneficiaries with more complex needs.
Get in touch today
For accessing IIY support in Preston please email email@example.com or call 01772 200690 and ask about the “Invest in Youth project in Preston”.
Alternatively, the Invest in Youth project partners in Preston are:
For support from Beanstalk through Preston’s Invest in Youth project, call 0300 3655530 or contact Kerry Stevens on firstname.lastname@example.org
For support from Creativity Works through Preston’s Invest in Youth project, call 01772 555123 or email Steve Egan on email@example.com
Preston Vocational Centre
For support from Preston Vocational Centre through Preston’s Invest in Youth project, call 01772 880680 or email Martin Grayston on firstname.lastname@example.org
Skills Construction Centre
For support from the Skills Construction Centre through Preston’s Invest in Youth project, 01772 686868 / 07725414630 or email Sonya Daley on email@example.com
Wot Wud U Do
For support from Wot Wud U Do through Preston’s Invest in Youth project, call 07850 043313 or email Dave Clayton on firstname.lastname@example.org
Preston North End Community and Education Trust
For support from PNE’s Community and Education Trust through Preston’s Invest in Youth project, email Liam Sealey on email@example.com
The Foxton Centre
For support from The Foxton Centre through Preston’s Invest in Youth project, call 01772 555925 (ext 802) or email Cath Coffey on firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are we?
As Lancashire’s social enterprise network, we are proud to lead this specialist partnership whose work will transform the futures of young people in Preston. This project is based on the successes and impacts of the Building Better Opportunities Invest In Youth project which delivered support across Lancashire for 7 years. Read more here.
This new current project is supported by The Lancashire Colleges and will combine and continue some of the valuable and impactful successes that local delivery partners have achieved over the last six years through ESIF projects, the model being an intensive Keyworker support project.