Supporting young people in Buckinghamshire

22 June 2021

We are pleased to share the first report from our collaboration with the Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY), which explores the experiences and transitions of young people aged 16-24 in Buckinghamshire.

Recognising the challenge that the pandemic has imposed on the younger generation, we wanted to better understand what it’s like to grow up in Buckinghamshire, and what pathways into education and employment might be available.

Our grant-making through the Covid-19 Support Fund has illustrated the disruption and isolation young people have experienced, and highlighted concerns in digital exclusion, job prospects, mental health and well-being. This report provides detailed and data-led evidence of the current Buckinghamshire context and lays the groundwork for a consultation with young people in the coming months.

By sharing this interim report, we hope to start a process of bringing local stakeholders together around a set of shared priorities to support young people in the county. Final findings gathered by CfEY in the autumn will enable us to identify successful approaches that could be piloted in Buckinghamshire, and existing local provision that could be supported or scaled up, forming a key strand of our Strategic grant-making in future.

The full report and a summary version can be downloaded from our Publications page.