What young women think
In our recent polling of 1,015 young women aged 18-30 living in England and Wales, we found that:
- Over three fifths (62%) of young women say that their future prospects have got worse over the last six months. This compares to only a fifth of young women who felt this way when we carried out our annual survey in spring of this year.
- Only 15% of young women feel very confident that the Prime Minister and his government will listen and respond to the challenges that they face.
- Half of young women told us that they have little or no trust in the government to provide the necessary support during the cost-of-living crisis.
However, young women want to have a say in political decisions:
- 82% of young women are likely to vote if there is a general election in the next 12 months and 77% feel that that there should be a general election held right now.
I claim Universal Credit but once all my outgoings are paid – which are increasing – I have little money left for anything else. Not even food.Keira, Nottingham
How you helped us make a difference in 2021/22
In 2021/22, we supported more young women through our Work It Out service than ever before. Almost 3000 young women had free sessions with professional coaches to help them gain skills and confidence, find work and progress in their careers. And almost 2000 young women received personalised feedback on their CVs and job applications from our team of 200 volunteers.
- In 2021, our Emergency Fund gave out over £334,750 to 1740 young women who needed support during the pandemic.
- 99% of young women told us they found CV and job application feedback useful
- 83% of young women said they felt less stressed and anxious after using the Work It Out service
- 95% of young women said they would recommend the service to a friend
- 54% of those who had coaching and 56% of those who had CV feedback said they had a new job or internship, were in training, volunteering, or self-employed within 6 months of using the service
- Our online YWTeas allow young women to come together online to learn about topics ranging from finance employability and wellbeing. We ran 12 events attended by over 350 young women across the year.
Find out more about our impact in 2021/2022.
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