New DevelopmentsImproving Wellbeing and Employment for Care Experienced Young People

Supporting young people leaving care

Community Renewal is developing a project to support  care experienced young people into sustained work.

Through a combination of sustained 1-1 support from an employment case manager and to peer coaching and mentoring from other young people (whom we will recruit and train) we will support these  young people all the way through to a sustained job sometimes via a further education or training course.

Long term case management not short term linear service

 This proposed service will be unique in Scotland in that that it will provide end-to-end support from engagement through to sustainability of an outcome. Our aim is to provide young people with the same case manager for up to 3 years. It does however utilise all existing relevant services but provides a wrap-around service to increase effectiveness and buy in with each service provider.

If the service proves successful –  it will raise the bar of expectations within statutory organisations about what young care leavers can achieve in their lives.