Brigade helps
boys find a job

From: Steve Dickinson, Chief Executive, The Boys’ Brigade, Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

MANY readers will have
 noticed that within the 
overall unemployment figures recently released, there are an additional 20,000 young 
people looking for work since December.

In The Boys’ Brigade, as in other youth organisations, we provide opportunities to develop relevant life skills, whether it be leadership, communication or team work; skills that are vital for job interviews, the workplace and society in general. We also recognise the importance of providing a time and place where young people can relax and take part in fun and challenging activities.

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Investing in our young people is important – not just financially, but investing our time and efforts to ensure they have the skills and confidence to make the best start in life.

However, like all youth organisations, additional volunteers would enable us to reach more young people.

If we all gave a little of our time, it would make for a better country, not just for the young, but for all of us.

Online error

From: Tim Mickleburgh, Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby.

I SEE that those in receipt of the new Universal Credit will have their money paid into an online account. I hope someone explains how such a set-up works, as I’m sure that there will be those like me who may or may not use the internet for sending emails and accessing websites, but have no idea how such an account works.

And if the idea is to replicate what would happen if someone was in a paid job, what’s 
wrong with simply having money paid into a standard 
bank account?