Venture Trust - Positive Futures (Venture Trust)
**Due to the impacts of COVID-19 we have suspended Positive Futures. Updates will be made when we are back offering this programme**
Positive Futures is specifically for ex-Service men and women (16+); individuals who may have a wealth of experience and skills, but who are finding it difficult to either transition fully into civilian life or are struggling with maintaining a civilian focussed identity. The Venture Trust programmes will help to:
- Boost confidence and discover new things about themselves
- Build more positive relationships with those around them
- Think about where they want to be in life, and work out how to get there
- Deal more effectively with stressful or unfamiliar situations
- Develop valuable life skills such as more effective communication, working collaboratively and self-organisation
- Move along a path towards volunteering, education, training and employment.
** Venture Trust does not currently work with registered sex offenders or those subject to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).
How the programme works
This programme involves a 7-day Wilderness Journey, usually in the highlands, to support individuals in developing their life skills and the capacity to see themselves differently and make positive changes that supports their transition. Our outreach team continues to provide community link support for a period of up to 6 months helping participants to make and sustain connections to services and benefit from employment, education, training or volunteering opportunities within their communities.
Employability, Health / Mental Health, Housing, Education and training, Volunteering, Domestic Abuse, and Addictions
Care experienced, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed
Age group served
16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+
Stage 1 / Engagement, Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, and Stage 3 / Vocational Activity
Positive Futures is specifically for ex-Service men and women (16+); individuals who may have a wealth of experience and skills, but who are finding it difficult to either transition fully into civilian life or are struggling with maintaining a civilian focussed identity.
Issues can include:
- Long-term unemployment
- Involvement with the criminal justice system
- A history of trauma/harm
- Those who are being supported to overcome episodes of poor mental health.