We aim to work alongside young people, adults, families and partner agencies to ensure they can develop and reach their potential. We do this by providing mentoring services, advocacy, self-esteem building, personal development programmes, skills and knowledge development to help people navigate their way through challenging times in their lives. We then undertake awareness raising of the issues identified, make referrals to partner agencies and lobby for change. This is how we can make a difference.
In a year YSS works with in excess of 2,000 people, helping them in practical ways to get jobs and to get decent accommodation. We provide emotional support to help people deal with mental health issues, relationship issues and provide advice to support families. We help people to develop new skills and to improve their self esteem so they can achieve their potential. We signpost people to other services by giving them high quality information and guidance to ensure they can get on-going support.
Our services are delivered in a flexible way. We will meet people in the local community, including their homes if appropriate or anywhere they feel comfortable. We will deliver our services in a bespoke way for each person based on their life circumstances and what they tell us. Our support will change and adapt according to whatever is happening in someone’s life. We meet people at times that are convenient for them which includes evenings and weekends. Anyone accessing our support will have access to a 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency helpline.