Are you a care leaver in Salford looking to boost your employment opportunities?

February 5th, 2024

We’re looking for care leavers to join our new exciting programme that can support with employment opportunities!

Ways is a new programme aimed at Salford care leavers aged 16-25 offering one to one support and group sessions to help care leavers into work. 

This also gives young people direct access to the charity’s Hatch programme, which offers 15-20 hours of employment workshops with us and four weeks (13 hours per week) of paid work experience.

There are over 4,000 care leavers up to the age of 25 who are less likely to have access to the same employment opportunities than other young people in Greater Manchester.

This new programme is for those that reside in Salford and will bring together care leavers from the area to learn more about careers they may be interested in and to find out more about themselves too.

A young person who took part in one of the work readiness programmes said: “GMYN’s support has been amazing, not just to help me get work but also to get employers to listen to us and make changes. More of this has to happen!”

Helena Wride, Programme Coordinator at GMYN, says: “I’m really excited for this programme to start, I’m looking forward to meeting all the young people that are taking part and seeing them learn lots of new skills to boost their employment opportunities.”

This video from care leavers shows why young people should get involved with an employability programme like Ways.

To speak to Helena about how a care leaver could join this programme, please contact her on

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