We want the young people we support to leave homelessness behind for good. But many, through no fault of their own and often because of a major crisis in their life, drop out of formal education at a young age, and by the time they come to us, they have few or no qualifications. 

When referred to us, just 40% of the people we support have 1-4 GCSEs. 25% have no qualifications at all.

Without an education, they face a future of limited options.

At our Step into Education projects, young people are able to think again about their future, through an informal reintroduction to education. They can work on qualifications and develop the skills they'll need for employment in the future. 

Step into Education

Last year, 226 young people achieved 400 qualifications and accreditations. 

Care leavers and young offenders are often more likely to have dropped out of education and find it significantly more difficult to get a job. 

At age 19, 43% of care leavers are not in education, training or employment. 

Our Symud Ymlaen / Moving Forward project works with young people who have been in care or who have offended to secure employment and move forward with their lives. The project works with businesses across Wales to arrange a 6-month paid work placement, providing young people with skills and experience to secure longer-term employment. 

The Traineeship programme, led by the Welsh Government, is supported by the European Social Fund


Swire Charitable Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

Peter Cruddas Foundation