Newry & Mourne Cooperative Limited

The five-year Work4UPlus project is working with young people aged 13 - 20 from the Newry, Down, south Armagh and Banbridge areas who face barriers to learning and/or employment, or who may take part in risky behaviour.

The project is using a £499,560 grant to support these young people to deal with the challenges they face by increasing their confidence, skills and well-being, and helping them to reach their education, training and work goals. The young people have the opportunity to share their skills by becoming a peer mentor or volunteer.

The group is working with the Education Authority, Future Proof which is based in Banbridge, and Alliance Youth Works and is running activities including training on sexual health and risky behaviour, independent living, driving theory practice/test, ICT, social media skills, and a work experience placement. 

Contact: Pauline Coghlan

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://nmea.net/work-4u-plus-programme/