Young Lives Launch NEET Research

Young Lives Leeds, Young Lives Bradford and Wakefield Young Lives have completed a research project that engaged with 315 young people to share their experiences of Not being in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).

The Young Lives NEET research has been a project to enable young people to share their views on:

  • the barriers they face in finding employment or appropriate training/education
  • how being NEET can impact on their personal live
  • what is the best type of support to enable NEET young people to find employment, education or training.

Jenny Dobson, Funding Officer from Big Lottery, has said:

Through this piece of research Young Lives Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield have given young people across West Yorkshire a voice. Young Lives have set out a hard hitting partnership approach giving young people the opportunity to see themselves as influencers - working with those voluntary and local businesses to help address barriers faced by NEET young people across West Yorkshire. This detailed research will help create a shared understanding of young people's concerns together with the support and services they need - and more importantly help young people to remain engaged and realise their full potential".

Both a copy of the full research report and a summary version are available to download below.

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