young people

Getting back to me: a one-day farm retreat for 10 -16 year olds

Event Date: 
20/08/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Farrantshayes Farm, Talaton, Devon, EX15 2NQ

Do you know a 10-16 year old who could do with a break from being so caught up in what other people think, social media, those feelings of worry and anxiety in their life?

This one-day farm retreat is a chance to get away from phones, get back to nature, explore our own headspace and have some fun! Eight places are available and this lovely farm retreat experience is offered at £55 per person, with an Early Bird discount of 20% (£44) for the day. Exeter city centre is only 30 minutes away and a great place for adults to have retail therapy between drop off and pick up!


Amber set to AMPlify young people's voices

Authored by Claire Miller Amber
Posted: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:09pm

Homeless and unemployed young people at the Amber Foundation’s Residential Centre in Chawleigh have been given the opportunity to work with some of Devon’s finest musicians in a new project, ‘Amber Music Project’, that has been funded by Youth Music and will be delivered in partnership with ‘Music in Devon Initiative – MIDI’.

The project will give young people the opportunity to listen to, make and create their own music. Research has shown that this can help people to express themselves, manage their emotions and build self-confidence and self-belief. All these are incredibly...

Charity launches new financial support project

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:40pm

HOMELESS charity, Community Housing Aid, has secured funding to help vulnerable people resolve financial and housing issues.

The new project, entitled What Works 4 You, will target offenders, ex-offenders and young people aged between 16-25.

It has been funded by a grant of £80,482 from the Money Advice Service and will operate from Community Housing Aid’s office at Co-Lab, Wat Tyler House, in Exeter.

Stuart Hooper, Director of Community Housing Aid (CHA) said: ‘We are very pleased to be working with Money Advice Service to improve the wellbeing of people who are...

Free places available for 16-19 year olds to attend an Outward Bound Skills for Life Adventure

Authored by sallyryder
Posted: Sun, 04/02/2017 - 6:33pm

Thanks to its generous donors, the Sir Francis Chichester Trust has 30 fully funded places, worth up to £1,699 each, available to young people from Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay, to attend a life changing 19-day Outward Bound Skills for Life Award this summer.

But applicants will have to hurry as the closing date to apply for summer 2017 is 10th April 2017.

What’s It All About? The Skills for Life Award is a fantastic opportunity for young people to take control of their summer and achieve something truly inspirational through high adventure and challenge in the...

Generation Pause: 60% of under 45s in SW left behind by housing crisis

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 6:56am

New research from housing charity Shelter reveals 59% of 18-44 year olds in the South West say they will be forced to put their lives on hold because of housing problems.

The Shelter and YouGov study of adults under 45 was carried out as part of the charity’s Great Home Debate. It revealed the housing shortage is reshaping how many people in the South West live their lives and creating entirely new timeframes for when they hit traditional life milestones. Housing is a reason for people lagging behind in crucial aspects of their lives – from career and retirement to family and...

SWH Group National Skills Academy accredited for further 3 years

Authored by SWHGroup
Posted: Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:59am

SWH Group’s National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC) has just received accreditation from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for a further three years.

The company’s academy, based in Exeter, has so far reached more than 4,500 young people to promote construction related careers.

SWH Group first achieved NSAfC status in 2013 and has since undertaken a wide range of activities to promote a career in construction to young people in schools and the local community. SWH Training, part of SWH Group, also offers a range of apprenticeship programs as well as...

More young people at risk of heart attack than previously thought

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/14/2016 - 8:04pm

A new study has found that twice as many people than previously thought may be living with genetic condition that can cause a deadly heart attack at a young age.

Research, published in the journal Circulation, looked at 37,000 people from the US and found that Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) prevalence should be one in 250 rather than the previous estimate of one in 500.

FH is a genetic condition which results in high levels of cholesterol in your blood from birth. This increases a person’s risk of suffering from a heart attack or heart disease at an early age if left...

Aged 18-35 and interested in helping research?

Authored by TinaKeil
Posted: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 8:36am
Everyday Contact between Generations

We are looking for local members of the public and students , aged between 18-35 , to take part in a social psychology field-study about contact with older people in everyday settings and situations. When we speak of older people, we mean people that are approaching retirement age, or are already retired. We are interested in every kind of contact, even if it is very brief. Even if you believe to have very little or no contact with older people, we would still like you to consider participating.

What's involved? You will be randomly assigned to...

Stagecoach cuts the cost for youngsters

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 01/23/2016 - 7:24am

Thousands of young people across Devon are to benefit from a new offer by Stagecoach South West that will help cut the cost of their bus travel.

For a 5 week period (23 January to 29 February 2016) the bus company will slash the cost of existing child Dayrider tickets in Exeter, Plymouth and Dartmouth to just £2 whilst also introducing new £2 child Dayriders for their Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Barnstaple ticket zones.

The offer – open to anyone aged under 19 – aims to further reduce the cost of travel for young people and their families at what can be a difficult time of...

Teenagers wanted for Roots A Capella Choir

Authored by Sarah Owen
Posted: Mon, 09/21/2015 - 4:53pm

Are you aged 13-18? Do you love to sing? Then here’s your chance! Roots A Capella is run by Devon-based music charity, Wren Music, and meets in St. Sidwell’s Community Centre in central Exeter, just minutes away from the bus station. The choir meets once a month on Sundays and is a great opportunity to improve your vocal skills, learn a huge range of songs from all over the world as well as take part in high calibre performances around the region. In the last term, Roots A Capella have had an exiting run of performances, including at Exeter Cathedral and Torquay Princess Theatre as well as...