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About the Service
About the Organisation
Youth Connect South West provides a range of services for young people, from positive activities and advice through to individual support for those who need it for moving on into adulthood and work or training.
It provides youth work in a number of locations across the area using a Mobile bus. There are also Youth Clubs in Radstock, Westfield, various local buildings and at Southside Youth Hub in Bath.
These provide a wide range of positive activities, including sports, music, arts and craft, discussion groups, plus advice and guidance on a range of issues affecting young people. All projects are part of the SAFE scheme which provides sexual health advice, C Cards and STI's.
Youth Connect can provide additional support for those who may need help getting into training, education or employment. This is provided by engagement who can help with information about next steps to colleges, other training providers, apprenticeships and jobs. This work is carried out in schools, colleges and drop-in sessions at the Council One Stop Shops.
How do people access your service?
Some costs for subs and activities
Type Of Service
We support the following age groups:
Who can use your service?
Any young person aged 11-25 years.
Can siblings who are not disabled use your service?
Do you have a SEND/Inclusion Contact?
SEND/Inclusion Contact Name
SEND/Inclusion Contact Email
SEND/Inclusion Contact Telephone
Additional and Special Educational Needs
Local Offer Details Link
How do you aim to meet the unique needs of the child?
Learning for Work program is for young people with SEND, support for transitions.
How do you promote positive relationships and ensure good, ongoing communication with families?
Learning for work is a course for young people with an Education Health and Care Plan who would like to gain skills and experience for work but cannot do a mainstream college course. The course is aimed at young people who are 16-25, often with a profile of social emotional, mental health needs/high anxiety.
The programme is designed with a person-centred approach to raise the aspirations for the young people so that they are ready to reengage in education or start their working life.
It is tailored to meet the needs of each individual young person but we have a standard offer which includes:
¨ On-going 1:1 support from a Key Worker and engagement activities to suit the young person’s interests i.e. pool, craft, outings, sport, cookery.
¨ Accredited Maths and English sessions delivered in a community setting or at college
¨ Support to find and attend work experience and volunteering opportunities
¨ Help getting forms of identification if needed, (birth certificate, provisional driving licence, NI number), setting up a bank account, creating an email account etc.
¨ Practical activity taster days and music and craft sessions
¨ Gym/fitness sessions
¨ Chance to gain additional qualifications such as First Aid, Food Hygiene, Driving Theory test, CSCS card.
¨ Intensive support to gain employment or move onto further training or an Apprenticeship.
NB: Applications for the course can only be made by a referral from either Youth Connect South West or the Youth Offending Service in B&NES and then the SEND ‘consult’ process by which the LA places learners at college.