How it works?
Raising Youth was originally established as a community group in July 2019 to spread awareness of services available to young individuals and signpost where necessary. Raising Youth began to grow towards providing their own services that you see today and as a result was registered as a Community Interest Company in April 2020 before converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in October 2021.
Raising Youth provide services to support individuals aged 0-19 years and 20-25 years for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or Mental Health (MH) conditions. Their services cover a wide range of topics ranging from Mental Health, Employment, Education and Daily Life. Raising Youth is ran completely by volunteers both behind the scenes and frontline.
What has been achieved?
Raising Youth has many achievements:
- Raising Youth launched their Skills for Life Programme - The programme is designed for young people with SEND to prepare for adulthood and independent living. The programme aims to teach young people in key areas such as: cooking and nutrition; cleaning and hygiene; washing and other domestic chores; accessing health and social care services; managing personal relationships; accessing the community and travelling (public transport); looking for and accessing work and post-18 education.
- In October 2021 Raising Youths’ newly launched Skills for Life Programme received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund - The funding was used to ensure high quality resources for service users and to help promote the service to reach even more young people.
- Raising Youth hosted a celebration evening to reward their fantastic volunteers for their hard work over the past two years.
Raising Youth are currently looking for individuals to join their Trustee Board to govern and steer their work to success. If you are passionate about what they do and about changing the lives of children and young people, they would love to hear from you!
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