Looking for work is more of an art than a science. We can all spend a lot of time doing it, as long as we know what we’re doing! For many of the young people we work with it’s harder than it sounds. The barriers our young people face are well rehearsed and present us with the never-ending challenge of finding ways to help them overcome them. With youth being the biggest risk factor to becoming homeless and unpaid rent the main reason for eviction, it seems natural to us that we would want to support young people into work as a way of delivering on our mission of preventing youth homelessness. Helping them to find, secure and keep work is massively important for their sense of self-worth and place in the world. It is for all of us and I’ve yet to meet a young person who aspires to a life on benefits. So naturally we’re delighted that Children in Need have just funded us to focus on helping 16-18 year olds find work over the next three years. We’re particularly interested in organisations from all sectors that can work with us to offer high quality work experience as well as innovative ways of supporting the emotional health of our young people.