Funding boost for Devon youngsters

Published: 01 May 2012

Hundreds of the most disadvantaged young people in Devon will realise their ambitions thanks to a charity’s £1 million funding boost.

Young Devon has been awarded the funding over three years from the Government’s Youth In Focus programme to help support care leavers in the area.

The charity will help more than 300 youngsters with emotional and behavioural issues or special educational needs through its Dreamcatchers programme.

Dreamcatchers will offer participants one-to-one mentoring, group activities, peer support opportunities, skills workshops, advice and counselling to help them take control of their own employability, education, training, housing or well-being needs and reach their goals.

Tim Tod, chief executive of Young Devon, said: “Young Devon is delighted to have secured the funding from Youth In Focus to launch Dreamcatchers. We are looking forward to working with our charity partners to really help some of the county’s most marginalised young people.

“Over the three years we will build on the strong foundations that are already in place across Devon with some new and innovative ideas that will ensure that each and every young person has the same rights to dream and support to achieve them.”

The scheme will be delivered with support from partner organisations Devon County Council, Young People Of Devon, Lifechange UK, Centre For Human Rights And Social Equality, Barnstaple Poverty Action Group and Torridge Training Services.

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