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I have worked with Safer Communities CIC which is a community interest company within the Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service for a little over a year now; initially as Prince’s Trust Team Leader based at Stafford.

For me this has been a fantastic year using both my teaching and social work experience to work with young people aged 16 to 25 years of age who have for some reason or another found it hard to work with and relate to the job/training/college life.

Over the last year I have been able to work with three cohorts of young people and feel that this has enabled me and my assistant the opportunity to help thirty two young people to develop themselves both personally and academically. Many of the young people have gone on to either full time work, Training or to volunteer within their community. These were young people that only twelve weeks earlier were languishing at home unable to reengage with life.

I have now taken on a new Temporary post within the CIC as Prince’s Trust Network Coordinator. This is a hugely exciting opportunity for me enabling me to now manage three Prince’s Trust Team programmes and a number of Faribridge and Get Into programs.

I am looking forward to working with our dedicated Prince’s Trust Leader’s Team and helping many more young people to change their lives. I feel privileged to have been offered this opportunity and hope that with the hard work and dedication of the team we can see the Prince’s Trust arm of the CIC grow and influence even more life in the communities that we serve.
Andy Boyle - Prince's Trust Network Coordinator