How we can support you
First of all, it’s important that you get a chance to meet Emma, our Support Worker, at a time and place convenient for you. This will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Project, to ask any questions and see if you’d like to be involved. This isn’t a formal thing, just a chance to get to know each other.
After this Emma will offer to meet you again so that together you can look at what you might like support with. This could be things like –
- Finding training or employment
- Applying for college or university
- Accessing social activities
- Learning a new skill or developing an existing one
- Emotional support
- Specialist advice (e.g. on housing, benefits, carers assessments)
Importantly, Emma will make sure the support she provides is in response to what you identify as needing.
We recognise that some people prefer meeting one to one, others in groups and some like both! That’s why we offer both and invite you to tell us what you’d like more of so we can plan to deliver it.
If you are currently not studying, working or training we have a new project to help you get on track
One to one
Often, having someone not connected to your caring situation to talk to can be a big help. We offer ad hoc emotional support to help you through difficult times.
There are many areas in which practical support might be helpful –
- Benefits advice & advocacy
- Housing issues
- Accessing support and services for children with special educational needs
- CV writing and job applications
- College, apprenticeships and UCAS applications
If you need help with any of these things, please get in touch. If what you need isn’t listed please don’t be put off; get in touch and tell us how we can support you.