Youth Action Wiltshire – Service Update
Youth Action Wiltshire
This includes 167 newly referred young carers who were supported to co-produce a support plan and 402 young carers who continued to work on actions within their own existing support plans.
young carers accessed structured 1:1 mentoring or coaching programmes with our Young Carers Support Workers.
young carers accessed a total of 2517 face to face young carers specific respite places and 60 young carers accessed our staff led term time online group webinars.
young carers received intensive support with education.
young carers were referred to our internally funded ‘Talking Therapy’ counselling provision.
young carers benefited from individualised Information, Advice & Guidance
‘free to access’ outdoor education sessions were provided
young people reached from our Wiltshire Young Carers, Splash and Project Inspire Services.
We have consulted with young carers to produce a 2023 to 2024 delivery plan that includes the support measures young carers deem most effective and we will be offering this to the counties most vulnerable young carers, those most adversely affected by their caring roles.
Our 2023 Wiltshire Young Carers Service Offer Includes:
Individual needs assessment, co-production of and young carers ownership of a support plan.
Signposting to external support and services.
Individualised Information, Advice & Guidance
Talking therapy via our specialist counselling partners
1:1 intensive long-term mentoring programmes.
Advocacy and intensive support work with education matters
Regular reviews, to allow reflection on individual progress towards each young carers goals including re-assessment of each support plan on a 6 monthly basis.
Time to Talk’ flexible 1:1 sessions, offered whenever requested by young carers.
Accredited leadership training and supported volunteer placements as Peer Mentors, Young Leader’s or Young Listeners.
Quarterly young carers Voice Groups
Regular respite activities offered via weekly, term-time online webinars, monthly face to face local young carers youth clubs and a diverse school/college holiday respite programmes including day and residential projects.
N.B. As always our service offer and activity content will be led by young carers engagement and developmental needs and to ensure equality of opportunity we will provide all 1:1 support via outreach, alongside free transport to and from all face-to-face group work sessions
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