Our Future Generations project aims to help the next generation of care leavers gain important life-skills, improve their health and wellbeing in order to create more resilient individuals to be part of a stronger community.
In 2018 the Department of Health established that there were 53,420 children and young people in the care system. This is a huge number of young people who could need extra support which they may not receive through the care system, so we decided to team up with Children in Need to form a first-of-its-kind project aiming to help young people in care aged between 10-17 to improve their life chances through improving their self-confidence, communication skills and enhancing their life skills.
The project is based around informal weekly drop-in sessions running for 48 weeks of the year where participants are able to come along when they like with no commitment necessary.
In addition to the sessions there will be three weekend residential trips for frequent participants where they are able to take part in a variety of team-building exercises and develop independent life-skills.
These aspects will all be brought together through Social Action projects, ran alongside Shrewsbury Town in the Community events to give participants real-world experience of community projects and putting their skills into practice.
Project leader Sophie Challinor commented “We are excited to be launching this new programme where we will be learning and developing life-skills in a fun environment, with weekend residential visits away, applying these skills to projects within the local community.”
See full details for drop-in sessions below:
- Tuesdays – 4:30pm-6:30pm (ages 10-14)
- Thursday – 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ages 15-17)
- Reech Community Hub
For more information please email [email protected]
To sign-up for the project please complete the form below.