Depaul UK works with some of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. Specialising in community work where poverty and long-term unemployment have resulted in generations of social exclusion and high rates of homelessness.
Good quality apprenticeships have the potential to be important vehicles for social mobility. With lifetime earnings on average better than many degree courses, apprenticeships offer the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’, gain marketplace value skills and a foot on the career ladder.
I first met with the Sussex Snowdrop Trust last year where they shared stories of their incredible work in the most unimaginably difficult situations. At the time I promised to join their annual sponsored walk to raise awareness and money for this brilliant local charity.