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Support for 18 to 21 Year Olds Claiming Universal Credit

The DWP provides a programme of intensive support for all 18 to 21 year olds making a new claim to Universal Credit. Encourage and support all young people into employment, work-related training or an apprenticeship. More information about the help available for Universal Credit claimants aged 18 to 21 in finding employment, work-related training or an apprenticeship can be found.

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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.