Talent Match Birmingham & Solihull mapping youth employment support initiatives

Talent Match Birmingham & Solihull (TMB&S), a £7.6m Big Lottery funded programme supporting long-term unemployed young adults into employment, has commissioned a team of researchers to map youth employment support programmes and initiatives that can add value to the project.

BVSC, the lead agent for the programme, is particularly interested in identifying programmes, partnerships and initiatives that may have a strategic relationship to the project.

Employment support includes enterprise and social enterprise start-up support for 18-24s.

Responding to the survey will help strengthen links with this important project, improve pathways and referrals, and help influence future delivery and service design in youth employment support. There are two ways to respond:

 If you are a strategic provider, download the document of key research questions/themes and respond to as many of the questions as you are able to. Email your completed questionnaire to David Lane at DiSE. (BVSC defines ‘strategic providers’ “local, regional or national projects working with the 18-24 year old NEET cohort in Birmingham and Solihull that have sufficient scale to enhance or be enhanced by the TM project.”)

Go to the more general online survey for providers. (The online survey can also be provided as a Word document if required — send mail to request this.)

Responses by 27th July 2015 would be appreciated.

The mapping is being undertaken by Development in Social Enterprise.  If you have any questions about the research please ring Maggie Hawker at BVSC on 0121 678 8886 or send her mail.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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