Aiming High supports young people (16-25) who have been looked after at home or looked
after and accommodated by Social Work Services. The aim of the service is to provide
intensive one to one support to those who are looking for work by sourcing appropriate
training and/or providing quality employment opportunities across various employment
sectors. Support by a dedicated keyworker is offered to overcome the barriers into
employment and training. Structured elements of the model enable young people to
complete several qualifications, including Certificate of Work Readiness, Youth Achievements
Awards or Arts Awards. Ongoing support is offered on an outreach basis for up to 12 months.
This delivery sits at stage 1 in the pipeline, as it is expected that many participants will come
with a range complex and challenging issues, which makes accessing opportunity more
difficult for them. Our holistic approach and experience in supporting the most vulnerable
young people helps break down barriers by supporting them to establish routine, participate
in learning and experience work in real live situations.
Our flexible community based support will include meeting young people in a venue they are comfortable with, including their own homes. We have a high success rate in supporting young people to sustain opportunity and the focus of our delivery will be to raise awareness of what’s available locally, signpost young people where appropriate and generate links to providers. Through support we will increase aspiration and help young people gain access to training, education or employment. We will support young people to improve their social, ICT, literacy and numerical skills using a range of tools. We work in partnership to ensure access of opportunity for all young people and maintain links with other agencies and providers to ensure appropriate support is offered to young people to enable them to sustain opportunity and become active citizens.