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New digital service for young people

21 April 2016

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Today, Thursday 21 April, a brand new digital service is launching in Bradford and Wakefield. The service will offer young people in the districts access to essential information 24 hours a day.

The service, launched by Prospects Yorkshire and the Humber, who run Bradford Connexions on behalf of Bradford Metropolitan Council and Wakefield Connexions for Wakefield Council, is an online advice and guidance service providing local information at the touch of a button

The service will help young people with choices, careers, education and work. Alongside 24 hour information, it offers webchats, allowing a young person to chat online to an expert and get the same high quality advice they would receive face to face if they visited a Prospects adviser.

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Jenny Cryer, Prospects Regional Director, commented: “This new digital service is a brilliant way forward allowing us to reach and support more young people across the district. It opens up our services, particularly for young people who find it hard to get to our centres and hubs. We are now available to offer advice to young people in the comfort of their own homes and offer the widest possible service despite the funding pressures.”

Professional advisers are available to support young people on webchat Monday to Thursday until 8pm. Connexions Bradford Digital is available at www.virtualconnexionsbradford.co.uk. You can also contact Bradford Connexions through Facebook, www.facebook.com/connexionsbradford, follow them on Twitter @ConnexionsBfd, by email connexionsbradford@prospects.co.uk or telephone 01274 377800.

In Wakefield you can visit www.connexionswakefield.co.uk, Facebook www.facebook.com/connexionswakefield, Twitter @cnxswakefield, by email connexions.wakefield@prospects.co.uk or telephone 01924 371579.

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Notes to Editor

About Prospects
The Prospects Group provides tailored education, employment, training and care products and services for people at all stages of life. Each year Prospects inspires more than 500,000 people to develop their potential and transform their lives. More than 1,400 professional and skilled colleagues provide practical support to the local communities they are based in across the UK and internationally. Prospects is one of the largest employee owned companies in the UK. It is also a Leader in Diversity and ranked in the top 100 index by the National Centre for Diversity.

Alona de Havilland
Prospects
PR Manager
alona.dehavilland@prospects.co.uk
07790 803882 or 01823 362804


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