Step IN2 is the hvoss part of the Landau led IN2 Partnership. The programme is focused on 15-24-year-old young people not in education, training or employment. The overall aim of the programme is to promote economic and social inclusion which seeks to achieve the sustainable integration of young people into the labour market.
It is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) with match funding provided via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). It offers a personalised approach for participants to gain control of their lives and overcome their barriers so they can begin to pursue the most effective pathway into employment, education or training.
The hvoss Step IN2 programme started in July 2019 and runs through to 2021. It is aimed at supporting 18-24-year olds wanting to become active and develop their lives with a particularly focus on young people with a variety of challenges and barriers to employment. These include Mental ill health, Physical disabilities, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, Autism and Asperger’s. These Young People are not supported by anyone as their needs fall out of adult services, but they are unable to function successfully without assistance.These Young People are not supported by anyone as their needs fall out of adult services, but they are unable to function successfully without assistance.
In addition we recognise the disadvantage of lack of experience and/or qualifications, social anxiety and depression and lack of confidence. The programme provides opportunities for developing interests, gaining skills, experiencing work placements and progressing into apprenticeships, traineeships, education or employment.
This year IN2 will build its offer supporting those not in education, training or employment, through delivering employability, basic and life skills workshops and soft skills group work which complement the one to one support sessions. Delivery will continue to focus on those with neurodiversity.