Parents and Carers
Our Web Advisers offer young people advice, guidance and support on a range of issues such as education, training, jobs, money and lifestyle decisions, to help them make a smooth transition to adulthood and working life.
Parents and carers are the single biggest influence on the decisions young people will make about their future, so it is useful to know about the help available to them from Connexions Wakefield. This has never been more important than now, as new Government legislation states that all young people must be in some form of education until they are 18.
How can Connexions Wakefield help?
All unemployed young people can contact a Connexions Web Adviser by Webchat, Email, Telephone, Facebook or Twitter to receive practical support, advice and guidance on many issues including: education, careers, work and training, health, housing, money and benefits, volunteering, development opportunities and leisure.
The range and depth of support will vary according to the needs of the young person at the time. This could include:
Help in making options choices or applying for further education
Help in finding and applying for work or training opportunities
Advice about spare time activities that could help develop skills
Help with benefits or childcare issues
Advice and support on housing or issues like health or drugs which would affect their ability to study, train or work
Connexions Wakefield holds details of local job vacancies which are suitable for young people - see our Vacancies page HERE
See the Contact Us page for more details.