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Thousands of young people being helped into work or training

Black Country Impact has helped thousands of young people into work or training, new figures have revealed.

The service offers help for 16 to 29-year-olds in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton who are currently not in employment, education or training.

Support includes supplying equipment, as well as providing free clothing, travel, and childcare depending on the needs of the individual.

The help and assistance provided is tailored to individual need and support is also available for those with disabilities, ex-offenders and the homeless.

Dudley Council leads on the delivery of the service in partnership with Sandwell Council, Walsall Council, Wolverhampton Council and Black Country Talent Match, a Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Black Country Impact gives young people a helping hand to better themselves or get back into work.

Through specialised services ranging from coaching to managed work placements, the work of Black Country Impact ultimately gives young adults the best employability prospects for the future.