The vision

To prevent the next generation of youth unemployment in areas of the UK that most need our support – London, Nottingham, Kent, and Warwickshire.

The mission

To provide long-term personalised coaching to young people at the highest risk of unemployment, to enable them to transition into sustained work.

Our programmes

Our ThinkForward programme works with hard to reach, disengaged young people in Tower Hamlets and Islington in London, Nottingham, and Kent.

DFN-MoveForward works in London, Kent and the West Midlands with young people who have mild to moderate learning disabilities with the aim of supporting them into sustainable paid employment.

The need

In the UK 800,000 young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET), representing 11% of 16-24 year-olds. Disadvantaged young people are twice as likely to be NEET*. Research highlights a lack of services that intervene early and take a long-term approach to supporting young people.

In 2019 we will be supporting more than 1000 young people.

*Read more from the Impetus report: Establishing the Employment Gap