Disadvantaged Youth and Young People
The New Beginnings Hub and Training Academy
Funded by the Lloyds Foundation and St Anne’s Church Highgate, HNCC has developed a new programme to deliver special support to particularly disadvantaged Youth and Young People in our community. Our programme is focussed upon the need to enable each young person to confront the problems and issues they face, and to give them a new start, thereby enabling them to make the transition to a fulfilled and successful adulthood.
Our programme is designed to address the needs of disadvantaged young people, for example:
- Those who are long term unemployed and are considered to be furthest away from the labour market.
- Ex-offenders or those at risk of offending.
- Those who are at the starting or completing a community sentence.
- Young people who have mental health and wellbeing issues.
- Those who are isolated and vulnerable, with no safe home base, sofa surfing or street homeless, perhaps in severe financial difficulty as a compounding disadvantage.
- Young Women whose lives have been constrained by caring roles at home, are still constrained, or single mothers.
- Young people who have left the safety of foster care or are about to do so.
Seven Stages of Mentoring and Support
Led by the HNCC Youth Prgramme Manager, HNCC’s Mentoring and Support is a Seven Stage programme which is designed to enable young people to build the confidence to overcome whatever disadvantage they face and to grow successfully into adulthood, playing their full part in the community.
- Stage 1 – Bulding mutual Trust and Understanding with their Mentor
- Stage 2 – Creating a Sense of Belonging within the HNCC family
- Stage 3 – Finding Purpose
- Stage 4 – Exploring Choices
- Stage 5 – Developing Skills
- Stage 6 – Establishing Self Worth
- Stage 7 – Supporting Successful Transition into work and independent living
The HNCC Youth Programme is linked into all the HNCC Essential Services relevant to each individual.
The HNCC Youth Programme
Anchoring personal development with a trusted adult mentor with whom an individual transition plan is developed.
- One to one counselling with a fully qualified counsellor
Experiencing a range of opportunities providing experience of real achievement and building confidence in different areas of personal expression.
- Sport course – introduction to sports and coaching
- Arts – introduction to painting, drawing and the creative self
- Child care – issues around caring for under 5s
- Reception skills
- Canteen Service skills
Developing practical ways of overcoming problems which may hinder individuals ability to build for the future
- Life Skills
- Communication Skills
Building skills and personal presentation to support career ambitions, establishing a solid base for future employment
- Preparation of a CV and job interview training, building on skills learnt at HNCC
- A reference on completion of the course
- Job search support and recruitment advice. Including a skilled HNCC manager talking to future employers and paving the way to interview
We promise that everyone who completes the course will be offered a job interview and given an employers welcome pack.