NCVO and ERSA paper: Future Employment and Skills Training for Disadvantaged Groups – a Successor to the European Social Fund

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The withdrawal of the European Social Fund (ESF) without a replacement programme in place, would have a serious impact on the support some of the most disadvantaged communities receive.

This is from a November 2017 paper from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Employment Related Services Association (ERSA).

Young Women’s Trust final report: Young, Female and Forgotten?

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Post-16 education and training providers need to offer greater levels of support to returning students, in particular young mothers.

This is one of the recommendations from the November 2017 Young Women’s report which exposes the extent to which many young women who are out of work are isolated, with limited support networks, and struggling to get by financially.

Justice report: Mental Health and Fair Trial

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Although people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities are overrepresented in police custody and prison, these individuals are not always identified, nor is the system designed with them in mind.

This is from a November 2017 report from Justice which makes 52 recommendations on  the criminal justice process.