Care Leavers and Young adults
Dare to Differ have been working with young people transitioning from leaving care to those in early adulthood for many years. Transition points in any young person’s or young adults development are hard to cope with and emotions and behaviours can need help to understand even for the most supported individuals. With a solid support network and healthy relationships around them young people can grow up to reach their potential and have their needs satisfied on a basic level, this gives foundations for them to build and develop skills, create aspirations and reach their potential through accessing various opportunities available to them.
We have worked with many young people at risk of homelessness and in unsecure placements to develop their emotional health and well-being, with an aim to develop their ability to access opportunities that lead to their progression into placement transitions, education, work or into independent living.
Alongside our support with young people we work collaboratively with other organisations such as; DWP, Careers Advice service, Business links, Colleges, Supported Living placements and other professionals to secure opportunities for young people to develop their skills ready to transition to independence. Our support is always creative, bespoke and immersive for every young person. We accompany them to all meetings, visit accommodations with them, visit prospective work and study placements, help write CVs and complete money management tools. We evolve and adapt our approaches to the needs of the young person so they can overcome the barriers they face, build their confidence and self-belief. We develop skills so that on closure our work has transferred over to their independent use of our learning over the life of our support.