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walesonline.co.uk 14 Sep, 2021 15:15 am

Young people impacted by pandemic must not be forgotten and need work placements, says charity

Young people impacted by pandemic must not be forgotten and need work placements, says charity
Llamau is appealing to businesses to play their part in giving youngsters the skills and confidence they need

Video Loading A homelessness charity is calling on employers to give a chance to young people that are marginalised by the lack of workplace opportunities.The programme helps young people to gain the skills and confidence they need to build an independent future for themselves, including work placements.“A majority of the young people we support have not been able to complete their time in school.This means that a high number of the young people we support have low levels of qualifications or, in some cases, no qualifications at all.

It’s not uncommon for us to be supporting young people with reading and writing ages of primary school children, as opposed to 16 and 17-years-old.” However, the pandemic has impacted young people significantly as placements haven't been able to continue as normal.

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