Earlier this month, I had the immense honour of hosting a reception and being on a discussion panel in Parliament for the Prince’s Trust to discuss their 2017 Youth Index.
This report reveals that more than a quarter of young people do not feel in control of their lives and that a crisis of confidence in their own abilities and prospects is preventing them from realising their true potential.
The Prince’s Trust does so much to help empower young people to achieve their true potential and help them develop the skills and coping mechanisms they need to move into work, education or training.
This yearly index which was started in 2009 is a vital tool in measuring the overall wellbeing of young people both in the Chippenham constituency, wider afield in Wiltshire and across the country as a whole.
I look forward to continuing to support the work that the Prince’s Trust will undertake over the next year as they aim to help upwards of 60,000 vulnerable young people to believe in themselves again.
You can learn more about the work that Prince’s Trust undertake by visiting their website princes-trust.org.uk or find them on facebook.com/princestrust