Our skilled development workers, supported by specialists in literacy/communication skills and financial inclusion work, deliver structured programmes capable of responding to individual needs. Many of our workshops also involve peer educators.
We tailor our programme structure and content to meet the needs of both our customers and the young people attending. We can:
- Deliver half-day, one-off workshops on specific issues.
- Deliver sessions as part of the school curriculum; i.e. over a double period.
- Run longer programmes – part-time or full-time – over a number of weeks.
- Deliver our services in schools, or from our own premises.
Our programmes can help to deliver a range of strategies, such as;
- Homelessness Prevention
- Youth Employability
- Getting It Right For Every Child
- Curriculum for Excellence
- Helping young people through transitions; leaving home, leaving care, leaving school.
Our advice and information workshops can help young people at crucial transition phases in their life, such as:
- School-leavers who are not academically engaged, in the run-up to the summer holidays, or Christmas leavers, who can be disengaged from formal education and are at risk of leaving school without a positive destination.
- Young people preparing to leave local authority care and live independently.
- Young people leaving other residential institutions, such as residential schools, secure units and Young Offenders.
- Young people who are ‘looked after’ at home.
We do this by:
- Helping young people to gain qualifications – SCQF Level 3 & 4 Employability Award and SCQF Level 3 & 4 Personal Development Award
- Educating young people in practical life skills and helping them to make realistic choices and positive decisions, preventing homelessness.
- Engaging the hardest-to-reach young people and supporting them along the employability pipeline