PAGE Title: Youth Work

Youth work is a series of principles, practices and methods enabling young people to believe in themselves and build positive futures. We aim to build resilience and character and give young people the confidence and life skills they need to live, learn, work and achieve.

Support & Counselling ….and life coaching 

We provide support and counselling to vulnerable young people who may be struggling with the following challenges:

  • Relationships (with significant others or families)
  • Grieving
  • Living with large families
  • Trouble with the law (Crime, family, immigration)
  • Domestic Violence (physical, mental or sexual abuse)
  • Substance misuse
  • Forced marriage; In danger of FGM
  • Victim of war crimes; Human Trafficking
  • Mental health (depression, stress, anxiety, phobias, schizophrenia etc)
  • Victims of Bullying; low self-esteem; self-harm; suicidal thoughts.

POWER Project /power

Empowering Parents; Empowering Communities

Parents are a powerful influence in the lives of their children. When parents makes a habit of knowing about the children, what they are doing, whom they are with and where they are and setting clear expectations for behaviour with regular check in's, they can reduce their child’s risk for drugs, alcohol or youth crime (gangs and knives).

We have developed and deliver workshops to parents and young people, to raise awareness of the issues surrounding young people, and learning positive and successful approaches to minimise future problems.[ link to: /power ]

Employment

We understand key barriers to youth unemployment and provide a comprehensive support package to increase employability through the following services:

  • Improving vocational or practical skills, such as written English
  • Providing career advice
  • Writing a CV and job application cover letter
  • How to obtain a personal reference
  • Basic I.T. courses; setting up an email account
  • Job searches and job applications
  • Interview techniques and interview preparation
  • Referral to training and voluntary placements
  • Strategies for being over-qualified or under-qualified
  • Dealing with implicit racism
  • Developing contacts and networks

Schools & Employment

Ashiana provides a range of sessions, services and support, working with local schools in Sparkbrook and neighbouring areas. Over the last [insert number of years), Ashiana has supported over 1000 young people to find work, apprenticeships, work experience placements and gain self-confidence and important employability skills.

  • We run substance misuse Education classes in local schools
  • Deliver employability support sessions in schools for Years 10 and 11
  • Provide home-work support
  • Supporting young people excluded from schools, helping them to get back on track
  • Providing support and advocacy on issues with school due to learning disabilities or poor communication with teachers