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Safer Communities CIC

Safer Communities CIC works in partnership with the Prince’s Trust and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to deliver three programmes that helps support and develop young people aged 13-25.

The programmes that are being delivered are:


The Team Programme (Stafford Fire Station)

Available for 16-25 year olds who are unemployed (can work a maximum of 16 hours part time) and not in full time education:

“Team is a full-time 12-week personal development programme which aims to increase confidence, motivation and skills and, as a result, enables young people to move into employment, education, training, volunteering or an apprenticeship.” (Prince’s Trust)

Additionally with the Team programme, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are providing a free driver training programme for each Team member. This includes: A provisional license, theory lessons, chance to sit their theory test and 10 hours of free driving lessons.


The Get Started Programme

Available to 16-25 year olds who are unemployed and not in full time education:

“Get Started uses a theme such as sport, drama or music to inspire young people to take the first step to increase their confidence, skills and employability.

Through working with local partners, it provides an opportunity for young people who are unable, unwilling or lack the confidence to take part in a longer personal development programme, or may be unable to access such opportunities locally.” (Prince’s Trust)


The xl Programme

Available to 13-19 year olds to in or going into education:

“The Prince’s Trust xl clubs provide a personal development programme aimed at young people aged 13 to 19 at risk of underachievement or exclusion from school.” (Prince’s Trust)

With a focus on the Prince’s Trust target groups, young people in or leaving care, offenders and ex-offenders, unemployed and educationally underachieving, these programmes can help transform any young person’s life.