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My time as an apprentice Youth Support worker with Young Devon

My time as an apprentice Youth Support worker with Young Devon

I have gained lots of skills that a youth worker needs and I have been able to put these skills into practice in several different youth work settings; like Sidmouth youth centre and at Exeter YES Centre, supporting young people during the employability courses that Young Devon provide and in partnership with Weston College. I am pleased about completing my level 3 Diploma in youth work practice to help me to progress in my youth work career. During my apprenticeship, I was able to have the opportunity of being a team assistant of the NCS programme in the summer and autumn. I am looking at…

8 ways to look after your mental Health

8 ways to look after your mental Health

Mental health is something we all have and need to look after just as importantly as the rest of our self. Sometimes we can forget how important it is to take care of it. We've made a guide on ways to look after your mental health and how to help others look after theirs too. 1. Talk to others about how you feel and reach out when you need too to ask for help – often it can be difficult to let others know how we feel and that we are struggling, yet this could help us greatly. Past experiences or worries can stop us from talking. We might feel concerned about how people will react to us, or…

Congratulations & Farewell to Apprentice Cassie Dicken Congratulations to Cassie Dicken the Admin Apprentice from Newton Abbot YES who has secured... More►

A fresh way to learn

A fresh way to learn

Young Devon offer a range of employment training opportunities for 16-25 year olds at various locations across the county. Each course runs for 12 weeks and runs three times a year, but we take applications all year round! All of our courses are free to enrol on and includes free travel to and from home. And when you successfully complete your courses, there is the brilliant incentive of either a free tablet, a provisional driving licence, and a CSCS card to name just three. On our Prince’s Trust Team program you will develop your leadership, communication and team work skills through…

Wild Paths Traineeship

Wild Paths Traineeship

Great news that our friends at South West Wildlife Trusts were successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery ‘Skills for the Future’ Fund for the Wild Paths training programme, and have 30 training opportunities to offer across five South West Wildlife Trusts over the next three years.  Training consists of 9-month long practical placements at Avon, Devon, Dorset, Somerset or Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, with a substantial training package and £1000 per month bursary. Devon Wildlife Trust will be offering two trainee placements in 2018 at Meeth Quarry, near Hatherleigh. The trainee will be…

Young people having their say on World Voice Day

Young people having their say on World Voice Day

On World Voice Day we have spoken to members of Young Devon's Youth Counncil about why it's important that their voices are heard. Here's what Bea has to say: "As young people, we are the most qualified in the field of the mental health of our peers. As much as the "professionals" may want to claim that title, they can't. The training they receive may look good in theory, and it may prepare them for a few variants of different scenarios, but the reality is that they will never be fully qualified in today's issues and epidemics. That is where my generation come in. Bullying, mental health and…

At last some good housing news for young people

At last some good housing news for young people

Last week the Department for Work & Pensions confirmed that they have changed the position on housing costs for people aged 18-25.  Young people in that age group will all now be able to get help with their housing costs.  Until today the younger cohort were due to lose access to Housing Benefit or Universal Credit unless they were part of specific exemption categories.  This is good news for being able to help young people access the housing they need and retain access to options such as social housing tenancies which were being questioned in some areas. You can access the full report and…

Breaking Into News

Breaking Into News

Breaking into news are running an exciting  competiton in partnership with ITV News, to write and create your own news story on absolutely anything you are passionate about. This is a fantastic chance to embrace your writing skills, talk about something that matters to you, and get your work recognised in the world! Ten finalists will be selected from each ITV region to be mentored by top class journalists and gain industry experience. Reports have a chance of being aired on the ITV News platform! The winner will aslo be given £400 worth of journalistic equipment. This is the perfect…

All the best Emily!

All the best Emily!

As you all may be aware Emily has been part of our Wellbeing Practitioner training, and on completion of her training she has been successful in securing one of the first Wellbeing Practitioners role within the NHS.  We would like to congratulate Emily and wish her well in her new post.  She will be greatly missed by all those in Supported Housing. Share Tweet

"A gorgeous lunch in exclusive surroundings"

Not our words but the thoughts of Lydia Tewkesbury in her review of our restaurant Market Street for Devon Life. A delicious lunch with a conscience – I can’t think of anything better. Last week we also welcomed Ashley to the team as our new Apprentice Chef.  After just a couple of days in Ashley made Blueberry and Cocunut muffins to die for; we selflesslessy had to try them for ourselves. It's great to see the Market Street team get the proaise they have earned through all their hard work creating a great menu, friendly space and supporting local young people into careers.     Share Tweet…

Getting to know Young Devon

Getting to know Young Devon

We were able to meet with our CEO Andy Moreman to have an in depth discussion regarding the business side of Young Devon as a whole. This enabled us to gain more knowledge of the organisation and the way that it is ran. This will help us to complete our NVQ qualification as it covered several of the units that we need to cover to complete this. We met with Andy on 22nd January where we held a question and answer based conversation where we discussed many aspects of our NVQ and how it can fit within Young Devon. Here are a few examples of the questions that we asked Andy as well as the answers…

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