young people

In these times full of care, anxiety feels like a logical response
John Bird

In these times full of care, anxiety feels like a logical response

The Big Issue’s founder John Bird remembers well the anxious times in his youth in the early Sixties, and is calling on the government to help our young people find their way to a brighter future.

I was unemployed for nearly 20 years – mental health support changed my life
Unemployment

I was unemployed for nearly 20 years – mental health support changed my life

Experts say long-term unemployment is likely to continue rising for at least the next few years. One man who hit rock bottom says mental health support is the answer.

An employee’s market? Long term unemployment for young people is still higher than pre-pandemic
Youth unemployment

An employee’s market? Long term unemployment for young people is still higher than pre-pandemic

Hooray for all the people taking advantage of the 1.2 million job openings, but young people who face severe barriers into employment are being pushed even further away.

This pioneering project defied national reoffending rates – by giving young people a job
Employment

This pioneering project defied national reoffending rates – by giving young people a job

Five graphs that show why the world today is so unfair for young people
Future generations

Five graphs that show why the world today is so unfair for young people

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What’s in Rishi Sunak’s £500m plan for jobs?
Employment

What’s in Rishi Sunak’s £500m plan for jobs?