Intergenerational poverty creates a cycle of unemployment and under achievement through lack of opportunities, support structures and self-belief (Source: UK Government Index of Multiple Deprivation.)
In fact, our city is in the top five reported areas in England with greatest skills’ gaps (Brighton & Hove City Council, 2016). Improving understanding of the working world, working attitudes and motivation appears equally as important as providing the required skills and educational achievements.
It reported that 62% of 16 year olds going into work in Brighton and Hove were poorly or very poorly prepared v.s. the national average of 36%.