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NEETs - 1 in 5 young people not in education, employment or training

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Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 12:14pm

NEET figures released by the ONS today seemingly paint a promising picture: the number of 16-24 year olds not in education, employment or training has dropped below 1 million - 118,000 less than a year earlier. Congratulations are abound but we shouldn’t be congratulating youth unemployment figures that still stand at 975,000. Almost 1 in 5 young people.

With the number of overall jobs rising, young people should be best placed to take up new positions....

Inspiring Healthcare: Mental Health at concerts

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Friday, 11 April 2014 - 12:34pm

Changing where health happens

Okay so on first thought, Lady Gaga may not be someone you’d want to introduce to your Gran, but she might just be someone you want to introduce to your kids. A fierce advocate for healthy body image, individuality, and the rights of gay and transgender young people, Gaga really does take her position and influence seriously. In her most recent effort to help her teenage fans, she has started bringing a range of mental health and counselling services on tour with her, which her young fans will be able to access for free while waiting for her...

Inspiring Healthcare: Fureai Kippu

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Friday, 11 April 2014 - 10:42am

Helping people to help eachother

Fureai Kippu, or caring relationship tickets,  are a form of time banking, an innovative model of volunteering in which particular skills, services and time can be exchanged as credits. Fureai Kippu, a Japanese timebank, operates through electronic tickets which are paid through a computerised savings account to individuals who help older people and handicapped individuals in any aspect of their care. Users can exchange aspects of care not covered by the Japanese national healthcare system, such as food preparation, bathing, shopping and...