Thursday, October 11 2012, 7:55AM
“Have you tried calling prospects training in Yeovil? They may be able to help! I not sure what age group they work up too, but I do know that they work with 14-24 yr olds. I work closely with prospects and they are happy to help and support/guide any one trying to get back into employment/ education.Hope this helps”
Thursday, October 11 2012, 9:30PM
“Firstly, well done to your son for trying to better himself. I would feel so very proud of him if that was my son. I don't know him and I feel proud of him. This is just the beginning of a new journey for him so I strongly suggest you be supportive and encourage your son firstly by giving him some money yourself and asking everyone that you know to give him some work. If he is a fit, strong polite and helpful guy then there are a thousand useful things he can get paid cash in hand to do in the rest of the week when he is not at his 15 hours of college: eg I have paid cash for things like chopping logs, moving furniture, clearing gardens, washing windows, restaurant work and so on. He should try asking absolutely everyone for work including everyone at college and I guarantee he will soon start to build up a regular income. Please keep us posted about his progress. Best regards,Fi”
Friday, October 12 2012, 12:57PM
“Just living is a constant struggle for some parents (me included) and our children are having it even worse. There seems to be no clear source of assistance which means many end up in terrible debt and ill with the worry. Fi, your answer is exactly what we all need to hear, you have proved there are good people out there with kind hearts prepared to take time out and suggest practical ways of improving the status quo. When we are in that pit of struggle, two steps forward and two steps back (if we're lucky) it is nigh on impossible to raise our heads to see such simple but effective solutions. I just wish the government were prepared to do the same.Topdon1, I am so sad your son has had to make such a depressing choice. I find it an absolute disgrace that an enterprising young man has had his aspirations crushed at such a young age. Nothing short of outrageous. I would, at the very least, write to your MP and send David Cameron a letter too! The government live in cloud cuckoo land, they have no idea what 'real' life is or they forget it conveniently once they are at Westminster. Real life is frequent poverty unless of course you are the son of the 'well to do' as Cameron is.”
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