YSS works with many young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and adults who are long term unemployed across a wide range of services.  Whatever the cause, spending a long period of time out of education or work is harmful to a person’s future life chances and happiness. There is no single solution to the problem as the barriers faced are very different for each person and cover a range of issues including accommodation, family relationships, physical health, mental health, substance misuse and attitude thinking and behaviour.

How does YSS help?

YSS provides emotional and practical support to break through barriers, providing reliable and consistent support, setting clearly defined goals and empowering people to build the skills and confidence they need to make positive changes to their lives. In over 30 years of delivering services, we have built up good links with local education providers, trainers and employers.

Hear what real people have to say

YSS has really helped me with my CV and criminal record disclosure statement and has given me the confidence in looking to apply for voluntary work.  It is a friendly environment and fun as well. The staff are very professional whilst still putting clients at ease.


The staff are patient and understanding and the project is sculpted to the individual.  I am keen to work, attending ESP has been me the confidence to job search.


Fantastic! Amazing support! If it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t be working and I love working! I would be asleep in bed. You gave me the kick up the bum I needed.


I have enjoyed coming to this group, learning new things, meeting new people, listening to the guest speakers and passing Mental Health first aid.


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