Over 55 posts at the Connexions West information service have been lost during 2010, nearly a third of all Connexions staff, including frontline Personal Advisers. Operating hours may also have to be cut back and the service may have to reduce the amount of face-to-face advice it gives young people as a result of government funding cuts.
Connexions West provides information, advice and guidance services to young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 if they have learning difficulties or disabilities). Services are provided within schools and colleges, and to young people in the community (eg. youth centres, job centres etc).
In particular, Personal Advisers provide targeted support to young people with learning difficulties or disabilities, young people at risk of dropping out of education, young people not in employment, education or training (NEET), or who are vulnerable for any other reason.
- Further info: www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Job-cuts-hit-support-staff-teenagers/article-2426858-detail/article.html
- Posted by: Simon W at 10:38am on 7 December 2010
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