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Venture Trust Next Steps (Venture Trust)

Argyle House
http://www.venturetrust.org.uk/programmes/next-steps/
https://www.facebook.com/VentureTrust/
@venturetrust
Venture Trust
01312287700
info@venturetrust.org.uk

Next Steps is for women whose backgrounds have led to their involvement in offending or to experience homelessness or misuse drugs or alcohol which may impact on their wellbeing, relationships and life circumstances. Our programmes provide support for up to 9 months helping individuals to make and sustain connections to services and employment, education, training or volunteering opportunities within their communities. Participants showed increased self-confidence, improved their employability skills, showed behaviours and circumstances likely to reduce risks of reconviction, improved their relationships with those around them, and were making increased use of services and opportunities in their community (such as libraries, gyms or doctors' surgeries).

After an assessment period we support individuals to identify the changes they want to make in their lives and develop goals to help achieve them. During this period, we offer regular community-based outreach support to identify and mitigate against any barriers prior to offering a 5-day supportive residential based Wilderness Journey usually in the highlands of Scotland. The Wilderness Journey focuses on supporting individuals to develop the skills and coping strategies to maintain their motivation to implement the changes on their return. Further outreach support back in their local community encourages progression and embedding positive changes.

Service Type

Employability, Health / Mental Health, Education and training, Volunteering, Domestic Abuse, and Addictions

Client Group

Care experienced, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+

Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement and Stage 2 / Barrier Removal

Outreach offered

Yes

Next Steps is for women whose backgrounds have led to their involvement in offending or to experience homelessness or misuse drugs or alcohol which may impact on their wellbeing, relationships and life circumstances.

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