Welcome to #Focus5

The #Focus5 project provides unique, flexible, one-to-one support to young people aged 15-18 across Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset, who may be struggling to move forwards in life.

We’re funded to support those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming so. For young parents returning to learning or employment, childcare funding is available whilst they’re working with us.

Funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund we help young people take steps back into education, employment or training. We encourage development of the '5' key skills identified by employers as being gateways to employment: Communication - Customer Service - Organisation - Problem Solving - Teamwork.

Applicants should display a desire to learn, engage with their key worker and empower themselves to make progress. More information on exactly who can access the #Focus5 service can be found on our online referral page and you can learn more about the project here

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#Focus5 works with the following regional partners