£3.5m boost to help jobless teenagers in Lancashire

A PROJECT aimed at teenagers who are not in work or training has been given a £3.5million boost.

Lancashire County Council has secured the additional funding from the European Social Fund through the Skills Funding Agency and the Young People’s Learning Agency.

The funding will be targeted at young people aged between 14 and 18 who are not in employment, education or training, across Lancashire the county council area.

The process of providing more than 1,600 young people with support is already under way.

County Councillor Mark Perks, said: “I am delighted that the county council and the organisations we work closely with have been awarded this additional funding.

“Tackling the problem of young people who, for whatever reason, don’t go on to college or to find a job is one of our highest priorities.

“The good thing about this additional funding is that it won’t just be used to provide support services for young people who are not in work or college, but it will also be targeted at young people who may be at risk of being unemployed or not in further education.”

While on the programme, the help that young people can expect to receive includes mentoring on a one-to-one basis, an individual programme of support and training and literacy, num-eracy and ICT skills training.

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5:43pm Fri 11 Nov 11

shytalk says...

Unfortunately that 3.5 million is not going to help find these people a job when there are no jobs.
Unfortunately that 3.5 million is not going to help find these people a job when there are no jobs. shytalk

10:46pm Fri 11 Nov 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

Shouldn't they be in school between the age of 14 and 16. So for twagging it from school they get a 3.5 million bonus.
Shouldn't they be in school between the age of 14 and 16. So for twagging it from school they get a 3.5 million bonus. Keep Darwen Green

10:56pm Fri 11 Nov 11

Pendlesider says...

County Councillor Mark Perks, said: but it will also be targeted at young people who may be at risk of being unemployed.
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Surely in today's jobless Britain, most young people are likely to be 'unemployed' at some stage? Or is it now the thinking of the likes of Cllr Perks that less we rely heavily on funding from Europe all British workers being replaced with East European workers are 'at risk' of being unemployed?
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Is that like being a heavy smoker and being at 'risk' of getting cancer, or perhaps those poor youths who are categorisesd as NEETS (Not in Employment, Education, or Training) need 'support'. No, they need jobs, but there are none. So no matter how much money is thrown at educating these NEETS there aint no way a sustainable solution be found. And that my friends, is the bottom line. Invest in Britain, treat British workers with respect but don't expect £3.5m will make one jot of difference to the unemployment figures. Happiness, is a life of employment, it yields fulfillment. I fancy tis a thing of the past..
County Councillor Mark Perks, said: but it [£3.5m] will also be targeted at young people who may be at risk of being unemployed. . Surely in today's jobless Britain, most young people are likely to be 'unemployed' at some stage? Or is it now the thinking of the likes of Cllr Perks that less we rely heavily on funding from Europe all British workers being replaced with East European workers are 'at risk' of being unemployed? . Is that like being a heavy smoker and being at 'risk' of getting cancer, or perhaps those poor youths who are categorisesd as NEETS (Not in Employment, Education, or Training) need 'support'. No, they need jobs, but there are none. So no matter how much money is thrown at educating these NEETS there aint no way a sustainable solution be found. And that my friends, is the bottom line. Invest in Britain, treat British workers with respect but don't expect £3.5m will make one jot of difference to the unemployment figures. Happiness, is a life of employment, it yields fulfillment. I fancy tis a thing of the past.. Pendlesider

9:19am Sat 12 Nov 11

happycyclist says...

The best thing people can do to get our young people into work is to start buying stuff made in Britain.
Forget the politics of global economies.
I know people will say "But nothing is made in Britain anymore!" -exactly, because we all started buying foreign stuff.

Start here: buy English Country Life butter instead of Lurpak from Denmark or Anchor from New Zealand. Buy English apples (when in season) instead of Canadian, South African or French. Buy English Bacon instead of Danish. Buy British potatoes instead of Egyptian.
I was at the greengrocers yesterday and was asked "English onions or Spanish onions?" and I burst out laughing because it's a no-brainer unless I care about Spanish society more than British society.

You won't see immediate changes from these small sorts of choices, and very often there won't BE a choice, but if there IS a choice, it's yours to make.
The best thing people can do to get our young people into work is to start buying stuff made in Britain. Forget the politics of global economies. I know people will say "But nothing is made in Britain anymore!" -exactly, because we all started buying foreign stuff. Start here: buy English Country Life butter instead of Lurpak from Denmark or Anchor from New Zealand. Buy English apples (when in season) instead of Canadian, South African or French. Buy English Bacon instead of Danish. Buy British potatoes instead of Egyptian. I was at the greengrocers yesterday and was asked "English onions or Spanish onions?" and I burst out laughing because it's a no-brainer unless I care about Spanish society more than British society. You won't see immediate changes from these small sorts of choices, and very often there won't BE a choice, but if there IS a choice, it's yours to make. happycyclist

2:13pm Sat 12 Nov 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

happycyclist wrote:
The best thing people can do to get our young people into work is to start buying stuff made in Britain.
Forget the politics of global economies.
I know people will say "But nothing is made in Britain anymore!" -exactly, because we all started buying foreign stuff.

Start here: buy English Country Life butter instead of Lurpak from Denmark or Anchor from New Zealand. Buy English apples (when in season) instead of Canadian, South African or French. Buy English Bacon instead of Danish. Buy British potatoes instead of Egyptian.
I was at the greengrocers yesterday and was asked "English onions or Spanish onions?" and I burst out laughing because it's a no-brainer unless I care about Spanish society more than British society.

You won't see immediate changes from these small sorts of choices, and very often there won't BE a choice, but if there IS a choice, it's yours to make.
Here here, Just fill me trolley up with Daniel Thwiates finest instead of that watered down french sheite. Gettin stocked up for christmas
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: The best thing people can do to get our young people into work is to start buying stuff made in Britain. Forget the politics of global economies. I know people will say "But nothing is made in Britain anymore!" -exactly, because we all started buying foreign stuff. Start here: buy English Country Life butter instead of Lurpak from Denmark or Anchor from New Zealand. Buy English apples (when in season) instead of Canadian, South African or French. Buy English Bacon instead of Danish. Buy British potatoes instead of Egyptian. I was at the greengrocers yesterday and was asked "English onions or Spanish onions?" and I burst out laughing because it's a no-brainer unless I care about Spanish society more than British society. You won't see immediate changes from these small sorts of choices, and very often there won't BE a choice, but if there IS a choice, it's yours to make.[/p][/quote]Here here, Just fill me trolley up with Daniel Thwiates finest instead of that watered down french sheite. Gettin stocked up for christmas Keep Darwen Green

3:34pm Sat 12 Nov 11

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

maybe if our producers of our products werent so greedy then maybe i would!!but its a british desease if a company,manufacturin
g/trains/buses.etc start loseing money(but still in profit)they cut staff and or put prices up,instead of cutting the costs,then people can buy more,or cut ticket costs trains buses then more people will use public transport,,,
maybe if our producers of our products werent so greedy then maybe i would!!but its a british desease if a company,manufacturin g/trains/buses.etc start loseing money(but still in profit)they cut staff and or put prices up,instead of cutting the costs,then people can buy more,or cut ticket costs trains buses then more people will use public transport,,, ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123

7:23pm Sat 12 Nov 11

Izanears says...

happycyclist wrote:
The best thing people can do to get our young people into work is to start buying stuff made in Britain.
Forget the politics of global economies.
I know people will say "But nothing is made in Britain anymore!" -exactly, because we all started buying foreign stuff.

Start here: buy English Country Life butter instead of Lurpak from Denmark or Anchor from New Zealand. Buy English apples (when in season) instead of Canadian, South African or French. Buy English Bacon instead of Danish. Buy British potatoes instead of Egyptian.
I was at the greengrocers yesterday and was asked "English onions or Spanish onions?" and I burst out laughing because it's a no-brainer unless I care about Spanish society more than British society.

You won't see immediate changes from these small sorts of choices, and very often there won't BE a choice, but if there IS a choice, it's yours to make.
I know that for years electrical stuff etc etc etc has borne the label Made in China/Tiawan/Thailan
d/Vietnam,
but has anyone else noticed just how much frozen food is now coming from these countries. Only the other day I saw pack of Cod and Chips and Cod Bites and Chips on sale. There was also a lot of other seafood dishes as well. If this goes on we will soon be seeing frozen cakes, chips, and veg coming from these countries, and then once again our factories will be laying people off. BUY BRITISH where possible, YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE.
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: The best thing people can do to get our young people into work is to start buying stuff made in Britain. Forget the politics of global economies. I know people will say "But nothing is made in Britain anymore!" -exactly, because we all started buying foreign stuff. Start here: buy English Country Life butter instead of Lurpak from Denmark or Anchor from New Zealand. Buy English apples (when in season) instead of Canadian, South African or French. Buy English Bacon instead of Danish. Buy British potatoes instead of Egyptian. I was at the greengrocers yesterday and was asked "English onions or Spanish onions?" and I burst out laughing because it's a no-brainer unless I care about Spanish society more than British society. You won't see immediate changes from these small sorts of choices, and very often there won't BE a choice, but if there IS a choice, it's yours to make.[/p][/quote]I know that for years electrical stuff etc etc etc has borne the label Made in China/Tiawan/Thailan d/Vietnam, but has anyone else noticed just how much frozen food is now coming from these countries. Only the other day I saw pack of Cod and Chips and Cod Bites and Chips on sale. There was also a lot of other seafood dishes as well. If this goes on we will soon be seeing frozen cakes, chips, and veg coming from these countries, and then once again our factories will be laying people off. BUY BRITISH where possible, YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE. Izanears

9:18pm Sun 13 Nov 11

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

buy british and make the greedy bosses richer and the workers poorer
buy british and make the greedy bosses richer and the workers poorer ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123

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