Youth Employment Service expands support across Suffolk

24 January 2022

Inspire’s YES (Youth Employment Service) has extended its life-changing support to help all young people in Suffolk discover new possibilities. Traditionally offered in coastal regions of Suffolk, thanks to funding from East Suffolk Council, YES helps 16–25-year-olds to get what they want from life. Our advisors work with young people...

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Lovell Helps Young People Start Careers in Construction

20 October 2021

Inspire recently teamed up with Lovell to offer young people, aged 18-25, the chance to take their first steps in the construction industry with our Step Up Construction programme. Since the course began in September, eight learners have taken their tests for a CSCS card and earned Level 1 awards...

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Ed Sheeran Auction Prizes Help Raise £56,000 at Charity Ball

9 October 2021

Meet and Greet tickets to Ed Sheeran’s 2022 Mathematics Tour were among items that raised over £56,000 last night at Inspire’s annual Charity Ball. The prize alone fetched over £14,000, with buyers clamouring for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the singer-songwriter sensation. The tickets were kindly donated by Sheeran’s family...

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A Summer to Remember with NCS

5 September 2021

Designed especially for 16- and 17-year-olds, our NCS experience gives young people a clearer idea of what they want from the future. Whether they’re heading off to university or starting a career, we give them a taste of independence and help them pick up the skills that’ll help them make...

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Young People Recognised at the Inspire Staff and Student Awards

3 September 2021

After overcoming barriers and making positive next steps in their lives, Suffolk’s most inspiring young people have been recognised at Inspire’s 4th annual Staff and Student Awards. After a difficult 18 months for young people across the country, the charity has held its annual celebration for staff and students to...

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Team Inspire take on The Orwell Challenge

30 June 2021

There were smiles all around this weekend as our staff and supporters took on the Orwell Challenge to complete a 12-mile walk in aid of Inspire. Organised by the Ipswich East Rotary Club, the Orwell Challenge is one of the biggest multi-charity fundraising events in Suffolk which consists of hundreds...

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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...

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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 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 the...

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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...

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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...

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