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Young people aged 15-18, across Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth, who are socially excluded, unemployed, or are economically inactive are being supported by a project called #Focus5. Funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, the project aims to provide in-depth support to 490 young people, helping to move them towards education, employment or training.

Young people work with a Key Worker to develop their own plan, and for some, this is including using Brain in Hand. Proven tool to help autistic people, or young people with a mental health condition, learning difficulty or acquired brain injury, to increase independence skills, Brain in Hand is an effective part of the support given to participants.

Young men and women on the project have been given the Brain in Hand system, giving them access through their phone to tools to help them manage their day, such as their own coping strategies, reminders, and anxiety monitor, plus an easy and discrete way to ask for extra help from their #Focus5 Key Worker when they need it most.
Brain in Hand is proud to be part of the support the team are giving to help create a lasting positive effect among young people, raising the confidence, aspirations and skills of the participants, helping young people to focus on what they can achieve.

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