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Jareth's story

Jareth is the first of the four young people in this series to turn 18.

Jareth plans to start his own business.

He has already moved into a council flat and is hoping to find work.

Earlier this year he completed a three-month course with the Prince's Trust, aimed at equipping him with some of life's skills and which culminated in him having to make a speech.

The scheme tries to help young people who might otherwise struggle to get into work.

Andy explains what support Jareth will receive after he turns 18.

One of Jareth's hopes as he looks ahead is to get back in contact with his father, who he has not seen since he was six.

Now that he is 18, Jareth will still have access to a social worker if he wants.

But legally and financially, he's on his own.

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