DD1175 Headstart London

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1175
Date signed: 
19 March 2014
Decision by: 
Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service

Executive summary

Headstart London is a new programme built and delivered by charity ‘The Challenge’ who are the London delivery organisation for the National Citizen Service (NCS). Team London, as part of MD1177’s commitment to youth programmes, will support this programme to pilot through the provision of grant funding. This is an initiative to help young people beyond the NCS at 16 to commit to social action, build employability skills and gain their first interview for seasonal or part-time paid work. The programme requires a commitment to community volunteering and prepares its young participants for work, both in terms of the experience and the skills that they develop over the course of the programme, but also in terms of responsibility and work ethic. The programme will be piloted in early 2014 with an evaluation carried out in the summer of 2014.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice