We work with young people who are not in education, employment or training between the ages of 16 and 24. The programme engages with young people who face barriers to participation in mainstream education and who may face issues such as: leaving the education system early, substance abuse, affected by homelessness, difficult family backgrounds, been in or close to criminal justice system, suffer from poor health or mental health issues, mistrust of statutory institutions, have not participated in civic society in a positive manner and come from communities with a negative view of their future.
The Programme is an individualised support programme which aims to help young people build and develop life skills that foster good relations, build confidence, empowerment and resilience. It will offer them opportunities to enhance their employment prospects through individual and group work with accredited and non-accredited courses. Assistance will be given to explore and re-engage with education, training or employment opportunities.
- Sligo town and environs
- People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
- Parents / guardians can refer
- Through GP
- Through schools
- Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
- Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
- Through HSE services
- Through other statutory services
- Through other community / voluntary service
- Under-18s need parental permission
16-24 years of age