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Charity improves lives
2:00pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
A CHARITY working with young offenders has been praised for its ability to improve lives.
Young people on the Youth Support Services’s (YSS) transition to adulthood project were able to share their views on issues they face with West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin and West Mercia’s deputy police and crime commissioner Barrie Sheldon.
The pair visited the Fold, Bransford, near Malvern, to learn more about the project, which is funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust to work intensively with 16 to 24- year-olds in the criminal justice system.
They were able to discuss accommodation issues, employment, part-time courses, difficulties in accessing full-time courses if receiving Job Seekers Allowance, a lack of cheap things to do and transport.
The charity has 25 years’ experience of providing community-based support services for children, young people, adults and families who are vulnerable.