Care experienced young people who have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 will be offered support though Kibble’s Project Connect-19, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
Project Connect-19 will form a friendly support system for young people getting ready to leave care or have recently left and may be facing social isolation. The new initiative will provide advice on a wide range of important topics, run online activities such as cooking tutorials and support mental health by offering counselling. The list of help available is extensive and includes –
- 1:1 & group mental health support offered by qualified counsellors
- A programme of activities aimed at social isolation such as baking, cooking, social nights, self-care evenings, socially distanced walks etc. (All ingredients for cooking nights supplied)
- Online sessions focussing on lockdown rules, keeping safe online, general wellbeing followed by Q&A sessions
- Transitions support in the areas of: housing and welfare, benefits entitlement, debt management, legal issues, further education and more
- Regular video group calls to offer support and provide opportunities for young people to safely network with each other
- Volunteer befriending service
Many activities will be held online, for help to access, please contact us.
Funded By The National Lottery Community Fund
Thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund for the award. Their commitment to making a difference to the communities in Scotland has brought to life the valuable service Project Connect-19 offers young people.
The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Chair, Kate Still: said: “In these uncertain times our priority is to ensure that National Lottery money continues to flow to charities, voluntary sector organisations and grassroots groups. I would like to congratulate Kibble on their award, theirs is an important project and will support young people now and in the future when they can physically come back together to make great things happen in their community.”