We use a combination of individual work and group activities to meet our aims and employ specific members of staff to do undertake these tasks. We work in close partnership with the local authority services, the voluntary sector, Careers Scotland, Health providers and employers.
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Our purpose is to enable socially excluded young people from East Lothian and Midlothian to access and sustain the key services they require to make a safe transition to adult responsibilities. We will also assist young people to remain in, or return to, their own or the wider local community.
We will work to the principle that young people should determine the shape of their futures and participate fully in the social, economic, political and cultural life of their communities.
It is intended that this should be achieved by the following means:
- Firstly, we will offer good quality services, which value young people’s strengths and work with their inter-related needs and the barriers to progress. We will listen to the views of young people in designing and monitoring our services. Services will be adapted to young people’s changing circumstances, aspirations and progress.
- Secondly, we will commit the project to working in local partnerships which aim to co-ordinate and maximise resources using approaches which are informed by an understanding of the processes and the needs and wishes of this marginalised group.
The company and charitable objects are:
- to provide and/or promote training for young people, particularly in such skills as will assist the participants in obtaining paid employment
- to relieve unemployment for the public benefit among young people in such ways as may be thought fit, including assistance to find employment
- to promote and protect the welfare and physical health of young people and to assist in the relief of ill health and the provision of health education for young people
- to relieve poverty among young people
- to relieve the needs of young people who suffer from mental and/or physical disability, illness or impairment
- to work towards the elimination of discrimination (whether on the grounds of race, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or otherwise) in relation to young people, and to promote and support equality of opportunity for all young people irrespective of race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation
- to help young people to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities, such that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and as members of society
- to promote public safety, in particular with regard to young people
- to assist in the provision of housing for young people who are in necessitous circumstances
- to advance education among young people
- to promote and/or support other charitable projects and programmes for the benefit of young people
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