16/04/2018Bristol City Council secures funding to launch trail-blazing pilot scheme

Some of Bristol’s most vulnerable people stand to get a better chance in life thanks to a pioneering project.

The project will be led by 1625 Independent People and will focus on supporting young people, many of whom have suffered trauma and issues with mental health, and are in danger of slipping through the net, into education, training, or employment.

In addition, cabinet members have agreed to implement a discretionary rate relief for care leavers after a 2015 report by The Children’s Society revealed the group is vulnerable to spiralling debts due to council tax.

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