Building Futures East: An approach to tackling worklessness and NEET

12th April 2009.

Employability and worklessness are main priorities both at national and regional levels. Appropriate training provision is considered paramount to tackle worklessness and stimulate vocational qualifications. This paper presents the case for Building Futures East (BFE), a social enterprise in Newcastle specialised in training provision. This paper draws on findings from the first phase of the evaluation of BFE carried out by CLES. The aim of this paper is to highlight BFE as an example of good practice, embedded in the local community, well connected and with a strong strategic fit that makes it an important example of how to respond to the identified needs of an area.