Covid 19 Service Update
The focal point for Going Forward is to work with employability services, youth clubs, boys and girls groups, young parents groups, special educational schools, secure units, and mainstream schools to support high-tariff, vulnerable and at-risk young people.
The Covid 19 lockdown has fundamentally changed the way in which youth organisations engage with, and support, the young people that they work with.
In recent weeks, we have liaised with several of our partner organisations. Our partner organisations have advised that maintaining the delivery of our sessions is extremely important to the work that they do because:
- Our sessions improve the knowledge, confidence and resilience of young people.
- Our sessions deliver a marked impact in young people’s decision making, life destinations and educational attainment.
- Participation in our sessions helps to reduce feelings of social isolation, loneliness and anxiety.
As a result, we have developed a series of short (30 minute) sessions, designed to address risk-taking behaviour issues, and be delivered for small groups of young people via Zoom. These new sessions can be found in Resources section of the website https://www.fastforward.org.uk/resources.
If you would like to arrange delivery of some of these sessions, or would just like to have a think about some options, get in touch with Donald for a chat.
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Going Forward focuses on health and well-being and risk-taking behaviours (e.g. Substance misuse, sexual risk taking behavior, online safety) and works with vulnerable, at-risk and high-tariff young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians. The project includes group-work and peer education sessions delivered in partnership with other agencies.
Since May 2017, Fast Forward’s Going Forward team has worked with over 45 organisations, across Edinburgh and the Lothians, to deliver 400 group–work sessions for high-tariff, vulnerable and at-risk young people.
For further information, please get in touch.