Newground – Engaging Vulnerable Young People

What is it?

The aim of this project is to increase social capital amongst young people, supporting them to develop life plans to help move towards a more positive future.

If a young person meets criteria they will be allocated a key worker and receive a tier approach support package:

  • Tier 3 – Maximum 12 week intensive 1-1 support for those in crisis.
  • Tier 2 – Six week 1-1 medium level support – step down.
  • Tier 1 – Facilitating access to services, feeding into targeted group work and services by partners.

Who is it for?

Referral criteria for young people:

  1. Young people aged 14-25 years currently living in Blackburn with Darwen
  2. Currently not engaging with other support services/networks
  3. Leading chaotic lifestyles and facing multiple challenges which may include
    • engaging in a range of risk taking behaviours
    • at risk of/or involvement in Crime and Anti Social Behaviour
    • facing barriers to education, employment or training
    • homelessness or inappropriate living situation
    • at risk of exploitation
    • alcohol/substance misuse
    • experiencing family/relationship breakdown
    • poor mental health and wellbeing
    • financial instability

Further Information

Referral pathway

  • Self referral direct to project
  • Agency request for support via Transforming Lives


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