Young Gloucestershire is based in Gloucester on Southgate Street and they run a number of different services for young people aged between 16 and 25 years old.
Young Gloucestershire have a drop in centre called The Link which is open Monday to Friday 11 till 4. Anyone can come in and get support with things like, job searching, cv writing, access to qualifications, c-cards, mentoring, mental health support, counselling, housing support and benefits. The link is a space where you can come and get support and have a chat about anything and everything!
At the link we run a few different projects:
- GEM project – this is a programme for people who want to get into work but aren’t ready and would like help to build up confidence. You would get support with things like, volunteering opportunities, support with CV writing, job applications and attending interviews.
- LAC project – this is for anyone who has been in care and is under 19 years old. This project is about doing things to support your mental health and doing things that make you happy!
- Mentoring – This project is for people who are work ready and want to get into a particular area or industry. You would be paired up with a mentor who is in the area of work you would like to be in and they would support you to move into that area.
- Drug and Alcohol support – this is intensive 121 support for anyone 16-25 who is experiencing drug or alcohol issues. This project runs along CGL and is an alternative solution for people to access, if CGL is a bit daunting! The project helps you to reach your goals and is voluntary, 121 support is weekly and can be anywhere in Gloucestershire.
Young Gloucestershire also run the Princes Trust Programme this is a 12 week course for people aged 16-25. The programme is designed to help you build confidence and gain skills for the workplace. The programme includes a residential trip, work experience, community and social action projects and helps prepare you for the world of work!
If you would like any more information please have a look at Young Gloucestershires website: