Young People and children in Suffolk are feeling the strain of return to school
17 May 2021
Data from the government’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Surveillance Report found that, since the return to school in autumn, mental wellbeing among pupils has declined, with Year 11 pupils feeling the greatest impact. While groups such as primary school children have benefitted from a return to school, others - such...
We are very sad to announce the passing of our Trustee, Roger Fern
28 April 2021
Roger Fern, one of our board of trustees has sadly passed away at the age of 77. Roger, who re-joined the board of Inspire Suffolk in December 2019, was one of the original group of trustees of this charity when we formed 17 years ago. He brought huge experience for...
Tackling Youth Crime by Raising Aspirations
22 April 2021
Crime and Incident Statistics for Suffolk show that in 2019 almost 3000 crimes were committed where the identified culprit was under the age of 18. With crime rates bearing a strong connection with youth unemployment and a higher proportion of those with knife offences being excluded from school, our charity...
New Technology for Young People Unable to Access Online Education
15 March 2021
The coronavirus lockdowns have intensified the need to have regular and reliable access to the digital world to stay connected. However, for many young people, this is simply out of reach. In the past year, we have loaned 16 laptops and 5 webcams to our students, as well as providing...
Local Fundraiser Builds Motorcycle in Aid of Inspire Suffolk
8 March 2021
As a tribute to his friend, Harley George Snowling, who passed away last year, Jack Taylor is restoring a 1974 Honda CB550 motorcycle to raise money for Inspire Suffolk. Through fundraising and support from local businesses, Jack is securing parts and donations to fund the build, before raffling the bike...
New Labour Market Figures Show Growing Youth Unemployment in UK
24 February 2021
The Office for National Statistics reports that 18- to 24-year-olds have seen the greatest decrease in employment since the pandemic began. There is a fear that the UK unemployment rate may continue to rise as support for businesses, such as the furlough scheme, is withdrawn in line with the lifting...
Wellbeing Service Tackles Rising Youth Mental Health Challenges
7 February 2021
The latest research from Young Minds found that 67% of young people believed the pandemic will have a long-term negative effect on their mental health. With youth mental health under increased pressure as the pandemic continues, Inspire Suffolk is tackling the issue with free, easy-to-access counselling. Since the service’s launch...
Former ITFC CEO delighted to ‘Find his Place’ at Inspire
11 January 2021
Former Ipswich Town Football Club CEO, Derek Bowden has joined the board of Trustees at the Suffolk Youth Education Charity, Inspire Suffolk. Mr Bowden, who most recently held the post of Chief Executive at Essex County Cricket Club, brings his extensive management, strategic and marketing experience gained throughout his career...
Charity Launches 2021 ‘Find Your Place’ Campaign
8 January 2021
We are kicking off 2021 with a brand-new campaign, packed full of real-life transformations from the inspirational young people we work with. ‘Find Your Place’ is a celebration of young people realising their potential with the help of the belongingness, knowledge and support our services offer. The campaign will also...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
1 January 2021
Inspire Suffolk is continuously monitoring the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak and will ensure our policies reflect local and national authorities, public health advice and WHO guidelines. We take the safety and wellbeing of everyone we work with very seriously and are pleased to still be able to offer many of our...