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New Directions

What is New Directions?

New Directions supports clients aged 15 to 29 across Tees Valley who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET); it provides access to specialist employment support and a helping hand into education and training so that people can move forward with their lives.

The £7 million New Directions project is being delivered by Actes in a unique partnership with Thirteen Group, Beyond Housing and New College Durham. Actes is responsible for delivery in the Middlesbrough and Stockton areas.

Who can it help?

The project provides support to young people aged 15 – 29 with a wide range of support services such as: information advice and guidance including housing advice, training, mentoring, apprenticeships, job placements, volunteering opportunities and further education to help young people secure employment, education or training.

What types of support are available?

In addition, the employment support project includes a flexible fund to assist young people in overcoming barriers to progression. Typical purchases include travel fares and / or childcare costs to access support, essential interview clothing, work clothing and essential documents such as Birth Certificates, NI Numbers and DBS checks.

How do I get in touch with New Directions?

New Directions is delivered until the 31st of July 2021. You can contact the project on 07801 897 864 or email 

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