Employability Fund

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Just £23 can provide a young person with an hour of advice from a specialist coach.

Our Employability Fund provides homeless young people with specialist coaches who help them become job-ready and to ultimately secure long-term employment, so they can live independent, happy lives.

The Employability Fund is underpinned by an Employability Bursary that helps young people overcome the costs associated with getting into work and education - whether it’s course fees or the bus fare to a job interview. 

With young people most likely to have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, now is a crucial time to be delivering our Employability Fund.  We want to provide as many young people as possible with the keys to long-term security.


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Jess's Story

Jess suffered from mental health issues and faced homelessness. She dreamed of getting into youth work so she could help other young people like her. With the support of End Youth Homelessness, her dreams came true – Jess now has a home of her own and is qualified in youth work. By donating to the appeal, we can help even more young people just like Jess.

Social Mobility a Reality

We also work hard to speak to companies who recognise the potential our young people have and we'd like to  recognise the incredible work of Deliveroo and Matalan who have both offered interviews (and even jobs) to young people - thank you!

But, the End Youth Homelessness movement supports over 40,000 young people every year, which means we need to find a lot of employers who are willing to interview and possibly hire young people that have experienced homelessness. One of our partners, recruitment company Hays, has stepped up to offer their support. Incredibly they’ve launched a brand new recruitment service dedicated to finding job opportunities specifically for homeless young people.
 
We couldn’t be more excited about this next step in making social mobility a reality for the young people we work with! Read all about it in our blog here.

 

A BRIGHTER FUTURE REPORT & TOOLKIT

The launch of the Employability Fund also coincided with the release of A Brighter Future, a piece of research and accompanying toolkit that EYH created in collaboration with the Young Foundation that explores best practices for employers and job coaches working with young people.

The evidence is clear that homeless young people want to access work and education, but face many barriers that prevent them from doing so. This is the problem our Employability Fund is designed to help solve.

The full report can be found here.

The toolkit can be accessed here.