Area of Delivery: North Devon and Somerset

The Personal Mentor Network is a ground breaking project for young people who are having extreme difficulty getting into employment.

Mentors work closely with 18-24 year olds to provide practical advice and help with confidence techniques, online applications and a whole range of guidance that is not available to them in current support projects.

The service has been created to fill the gaps in support identified by young people and their work coaches by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

To qualify for the scheme, young people must have been unemployed for at least three months and have been referred by their work coaches. As a pilot scheme, it is centred on key locations where intervention is most needed.

Pluss is one of several organisations working in partnership to deliver the mentoring scheme.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Personal Mentor Network please contact our Freephone helpline on 0800 334 5525

The project is funded through the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal and forms part of the Youth Deal – a series of programmes aimed at supporting young people into work and developing their careers.

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