We aim to provide a fully inclusive safe space for young people with a range of complex need or from a complex background. We will engage our target audience through a referral process where schools, mental health services, youth offending services and other community organisations can refer young people at risk of exclusion, criminality, abuse, exploitation, family or placement breakdown, marginalisation and loneliness . We have capacity to support up to 50 young people per day. Our target group will include young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs, learning difficulties, disabilities, attachment, anxiety, behavioural and conduct disorders, trauma, and low-income families. Young people at risk of exclusion can access the service within school times and engage in vocational learning where they can obtain Asdan qualifications. After school clubs and holiday clubs provide an opportunity to socialise, develop skills and hobbies as well as emotional support.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Young people will be the main beneficiaries of this project as they will receive emotional support and positive behaviour support in order to improve behaviours and reduce loneliness, family break down, confidence, self belief, physical health and wellbeing. Young people will be provided with a safe place to engage in positive activities that encourage positive behaviour change, improving quality of life. Parents will also benefit from respite which can indirectly as well as the strain on mental health services, educational settings, youth offending and children's services as our service will provide early intervention preventative support to these services working with person-centered approach. The wider community will benefit from this as our after school and holiday clubs will also offer a number of private bookings as well as performances, shows. We will make positive contributions towards the wider community through the development of social responsibility through mentorship.
Steps to get it done:
Teaching skills such as DJ Skills, sound engineering, barbering, media, it skills and arts will reduce unemployment for young people that are at risk of exclusion, or not predicted good grades. The skills taught are aimed to empower young people with skills that enable them to be self-employed and able to generate an income, regardless of having an employer or not. We recognise that young people from these backgrounds may struggle with authority due to behavioural needs and empowering them with the skills to become self employed will improve future employment outcomes.
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