Pilot scheme tackles youth unemployment

Runners on Clarence Esplanade

Organiser hails 27th Great South Run a success as more than 20,000 brave the leftovers of Storm Brian

Have your say

YOUNG people not in education, employment or training will get extra help.

It comes as Gosport is set to become a pilot area for a new Department for Work and Pensions scheme.

It will help 16 and 17-year-olds who do not receive income-based benefit.

Job Centre Plus will give them extra help to get them back into employment, education or training.

Welcoming the move, town MP Caroline Dinenage said: ‘This government has a strong track record of getting young people into employment and I am delighted it is continuing to look at ways by which youth unemployment can be tackled. It is great that this exciting scheme will be trialled in Gosport.’