About Us

The #Focus5 project provides bespoke support to young people aged 15-18 across the South West, helping them into education, employment and training.

Who can benefit?

We are funded to support around 500 individuals in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay including those with mental health issues, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), parents and care leavers. 

Applicants should be unemployed or economically inactive and they must be able to display a desire to learn, engage with their key worker and empower themselves to make progress.

More information on exactly who can access the #Focus5 service can be found on our online referral page.

How is it funded?

#Focus5 is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund. We thank all National Lottery players for making this funding possible. 

The project runs until December 2019 and young people can be referred to benefit from #Focus5 anytime using our online form.