Linking Futures was set up to address youth unemployment. The project works with young people aged 18-29 who are struggling to get their foot on the career ladder, including those who are furthest away from the workplace and facing multiple barriers to progression.
As well as connecting young people with employment opportunities, Linking Futures helps young people develop better social networks and reduce loneliness and social isolation. We address the root causes of unemployment and help young people to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in life.
There are three elements to the support we provide:
For more information on these areas please click on 'Our Services'
Meet the team
Linking Futures is managed by a team of staff and volunteers who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for young people
Mandy looks after the volunteer mentors, making sure they are properly supported and leads on the enterprise element of Linking Futures
A qualified Advice & Guidance Practitioner, Mandy has over 11 years experience in supporting unemployed young people to develop skills and get into quality careers
Outside of work you may see Mandy waving her Pom Poms in her cheer-leading squad.
Sarah provides specialist mentoring and coaching interventions to young people, specialising in self-care and personal development.
Sarah is a qualified (JNC)
Youth Worker and Advice and Guidance practitioner.
Sarah believes that a tidy house is a tidy mind, adopting the Konmari method of well-being through meticulous organisation. Her drawers are the most organised anywhere!
David helps the project run smoothly and ensures that we achieve the best possible outcomes for young people
A qualified and experienced Youth Worker and Careers Advisor, David has successfully managed a number of youth unemployment programmes
Outside of work you will probably see David outside on his mountain bike with his two young children