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Life Changing Programme Returns To Southport

A free personal development programme that helps people get into work, training or further education has returned to Southport. 

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a nationally recognised programme for people aged 16-25, that enables you to build your confidence, gain qualifications and improve your future prospects.

The programme, which lasts 16 weeks, is being delivered by Groundwork and began in January. It is based at Parenting 2000, Mornington Road, Southport.

Each year Groundwork helps hundreds of people across the North West to open new doors to employment and training opportunities, particularly for those who may be lacking in experience and qualifications and those who face barriers to returning to work and need extra support. 

Described by many as ‘a life changing experience’, the Prince’s Trust programme offers the chance to take part in a number of exciting challenges, make new friends and gain skills that will help change the way you think about yourself and your future.  

To be eligible to take part, you need to be aged between 16-25 and not currently in employment, education or training. Payment is made for travel costs and most young people are able to keep any benefits they are currently receiving whilst on the programme. There’s also an achievement incentive award of up to £200 for taking part.  

Groundwork Programme Director Colin Greenhalgh said; “The Prince’s Trust is a fantastic programme for anyone aged 16-25 who is looking to develop new skills and improve their confidence and motivation. We’re really looking forward to working with young people in Southport, helping them to discover their skills and potential and to change their lives.”  

The next programme begins in May. To find out more about the Prince’s Trust programme, text the word PRINCE to 80800, free of charge, or visit our Prince's Trust page.