Each year around 450 young people access our youth casework and our programme of positive activities. Most of these young people have experienced difficult journeys to the UK, often fleeing from war or trauma and arriving in the UK alone and vulnerable. Many of those we work with face extreme problems of isolation, disorientation, lack of parental guidance and support and a complex immigration process which can further compromise their health and well being.
Our youth casework and positive activities provide the specialist advice that vulnerable young migrants need, along with opportunities that young people need in order to develop confidence, gain skills and knowledge and be able to realize their potential.
We value the participation of young people; supporting and encouraging them to make their own decisions and advocate for themselves whenever possible. We involve young people in the development, planning and delivery of our work and in the recruitment of new staff members. Our Youth groups’ members choose activities and help to plan events.