What is Face Forward?
Face Forward is an innovative project in Dorset funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund which launched in April 2017.
Our aim is to support at least 780 young people by the end of 2019
We’re here to help young adults aged between 15 and 24 years old who are struggling to find a job, enter education or training due to personal or circumstantial barriers. These barriers can be very diverse, from living in a rural area and not having access to regular public transport, to experiencing a mental health problem, being a young carer or parent, or substance misuse.
We know that every individual has different barriers to break, for this reason Face Forward has a person-centred approach, meaning that we don’t follow a set program and the support you receive is totally tailored to your specific needs.
From the very beginning, Face Forward has been led by young people. In 2016, we met with a group of young adults and together we designed this unique, person-centred model. Now, at the heart of Face Forward, there is a group of young apprentices who can offer peer-to-peer support and guidance to Face Forward members.
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