Young People’s Project

The Care Society manages the Young People’s Project in Cardigan on behalf of the Local Authority, providing supported accommodation specifically tailored to the needs of up to four young people at a time. Our Young People’s Project (YPP) Workers concentrate on preparing young people to live independently by providing one-to-one practical support and advice with basic living skills, budgeting, meal planning, cooking and looking at education or employment opportunities.

What makes a young person eligible for the project?
The service is for young people who are:

  • Aged from 16 to 21 years old
  • Leaving care and not in employment, education or training
  • Having difficulty maintaining a tenancy
  • Living in temporary accommodation or in a bed and breakfast
  • Homeless
  • Family breakdown
  • Been through the statutory care system
  • Involved with a Youth Offending Team or with the Probation Service.

If you would like further information on the Young People’s Project, please contact our YPP Coordinator (see end of page for contact details) . We are always happy to discuss any potential referrals and indicate whether we can offer a service or suggest alternatives.

How long can they stay in the unit for?
Provided the client engages with supporting agencies, pays service charges and abides by the Occupancy Conditions, there is no limit on length of stay. YPP support is planned and caters for an individual’s specific needs and therefore continues for as long as is required. What facilities are provided:

  • Individual room, bed and furniture
  • Shared living room
  • Washing facilities
  • Cooking facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Trained staff available to help and advise
  • Private patio and garden
  • CCTV coverage ensuring a safe and secure environment
  • Shopping for washing and laundry facilities

What is offered:

  • One-to-one support
  • Budgeting
  • House meetings
  • Health and hygiene skills
  • Sign posting for education, training and employment
  • Client centered activities i.e. cooking classes
How much does it cost?
You will have to pay a fee of £70.00 per week to stay in our YPP unit to cover the costs of rent and facilities used – this includes water and electricity. Referral agencies: Referral is restricted to clients from the Social Services Leaving Care Team, the Local Authority Housing Department and also The Care Society.
Will I get any help to move on from the YPP unit?
Yes – you will have a Care Society Support Worker when you move into the project. They will help you to look at your move-on options and will continue to support you in your new accommodation.
For further information please contact:
Bridget Campbell
Support Team Manager
Telephone no. 01239 623983 / 07800 561589