Michaela 17 years old

I came in contact with Vine through my personal Keyworker whilst living in a semi-independent care home…

I am now working in the admin department for a major oil company and I can say that the Vine Connect team were instrumental in me gaining the confidence to gain this current position.

Wilfred 24 years old

David was around and supported me during the death of a good friend to knife crime and after I got stabbed two years later, he was one of the first people I contacted.

Through the consistent support of Vine I have secured a full time night Job with Amazon and I’m preparing to complete my second year of study in a BA Business course.

The difference we are making is clear as Vine Connect continues to grow and evolve.

There is still much to be done.

16-24 year olds in the UK are 4 times as likely to be unemployed than older age groups.*
Research in the local area shows that young people view unemployment as a key contributor to crime and gang culture. Many also feel that it is easier to make money illegally than to find a good job.**
* ONS Labour market economic commentary (May 2018)
** Hackney Wick Through Young Eyes Report (2018) – Hackney Wick Youth Voice, Hackney Quest, Hackney Council and Wick Award


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