Activity Agreements in Perth and Kinross

What is an Activity Agreement?

An agreement between a young person and a worker, that the young person will take part in a programme of learning and activity that helps them get ready for formal learning or employment.

Each young person will be allocated a Next Steps Coach who will support throughout their Activity Agreement. This is a person-centred approach; a personal plan will be drawn up with the young person and the Next Steps Coach aimed at removing barriers one at a time.

How do they help?

Activity Agreements help young people progress into, and sustain, more formal learning or employment. The content of the agreement between the young person and the worker can be varied -  it is unique to the young person. There is usually a focus on employability. Where an Activity Agreement includes group work, this is often done as part of our LINC / "Get Into..." programmes.

An Education Maintenance Allowance of £30 per week is available for eligible young people on Activity Agreements (eligibility depends on household income and personal circumstances).

 

Who are they for?

Activity Agreements are for young people aged between 16 and 19 (up to the 20th birthday) who are not in education, employment or training and who need support to overcome barriers to learning and employment.

Who delivers Activity Agreements in Perth and Kinross?

They are co-ordinated through Services for Young People (part of Perth and Kinross Council), but Activity Agreement coaches in Perth and Kinross come from a range of agencies including: