The Youth Connect Project is a new, two-year funded project by Comic Relief with the aim to create a holistic, locally grounded approach that embeds early action to prevent crisis and inspires empowered and emboldened young people. This stems from the critical and growing need for the delivery of trusted advice within local communities across England.
The project has multiple areas of focus including the provision of specialist advice on asylum and welfare, and the delivery of life skills sessions tailored to the needs of young people. In addition to this advice provision, the community development work aims to create a network of agencies—bringing them together to learn and share best practice—and seeks to improve the services offered to separated children across the country.
What we offer
- Providing young people with specialist advice and advocacy services, and helping them understand how to access legal support on asylum and welfare issues
- Providing advice and information where necessary for carers, professionals and other stakeholders by OISC registered advisors
- Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to help young people access health, education, sports, training and employment-related services
- Coordinating local and national networks, sharing and practice improvement through learning and dissemination to other organisations supporting the client group
Who it's for
- If you are an unaccompanied asylum-seeking young person up to the age of 21
- If you are a professional working with or supporting unaccompanied children and young people seeking asylum and would like to make a referral to the Youth Connection Project or want to find out more