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Pointr: Helping young people access employment & education quicker in Cardiff

PDR, The International Centre for Design & Research in Cardiff set out to design a new service that reduced the confusion that young people experienced and made finding employment education quicker. There are more than one million young people unemployed in the UK, each costing the government an estimated £153 per week. As well as […]

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Embedding service design skills within Dublin’s youth services

Background Youth unemployment is one of the biggest social and economic challenges in Ireland. Between 2014 – 2015 levels of youth unemployment were as high as 25.9%. Long spells of unemployment can have serious long-term effects on individuals, including reduced earnings and social exclusion. Partas is a social enterprise based in Tallaght, South Dublin that […]


Sharing data and addressing hard to reach NEETs in Cardiff

Background  Young people identified as not in employment, education or training (NEETs) often have complex needs that need to be fully understood in order to get them on the road back to employment or education. To tackle this The City of Cardiff Council worked with service designers from PDR (International Centre for Design & Research) to develop […]