Today we launch our report on ''hidden' young people.
Up to half of unemployed young people in Greater Manchester are missing out on valuable support in finding work due to being ‘hidden’. As a result, Greater Manchester employers are missing out on potential young talent.
Due to social isolation many hidden young people experience mental health problems. For others, with no financial support from agencies and influenced by their environment, they turn to illegal means to financially support themselves.
The report identifies a number of reasons young people may become ‘hidden’, steps that can be put in place to avoid this and suggests actions that can be taken to support those who are already ‘hidden’.