Conservative I love your motto 'We help those who help themselves', but the strain your previous cuts (and the f'up's of the labour government) have put a strain on parents, which has a direct affect on young people.
You mentioned young people ONCE in your budget yesterday. Did you FORGET how important they are to the fabric of our society?
The Bingo and Beer tax cut could have instead been 'Increased one pence on Bingo and Beer tax to improve Training Programmes and Careers Guidance for young people'!!! People will still buy beer and go to bingo, regardless.
The majority of young people I work with have not had any effective careers advice and they are over 18 years of age.
They all think that careers advisor are just to help students choose GCSE's. In terms of their post 18 ambitions they do not see any use in speaking to a careers advisor because they feel they do not have the correct knowledge to guide them.
As for training programmes there are not enough, and the few that are running are so desperate to make the funders happy that they neglect the quality of the service and the outcomes. Thus young people miss out on gaining essential qualities and skills; which in turn means that many are still unemployable.
You guys have more money than sense.....come and live with me for a week, no a day and you'll see what it's like down here. KMT
Young people are tomorrows adults. Wouldn't it be wiser to 'remember' to improve their services and secure their futures?
After all, it is they that will be looking after you, when you have false teeth, memory loss and poor vision.
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