By the Bridge has recently launched its newly improved Get-a-Lifestyle programme aimed to support young people with transition to independence. The programme is designed with a holistic approach and looks much beyond life-skills, by also looking at a young person’s wellbeing.
Transition pathway plans: We have recently starting using a new transition pathway plan for young people, to help us identify areas of focus as they prepare for independence.
Training for foster parents: We’ve launched a new training course for foster parents on the theme of preparing young people for independence. This is being delivered regionally throughout 2016.
Achievement Award to complement our Skills Award: The By the Bridge Skills Award is completed at home and covers key questions, like how would you find out where your nearest police station is. The Achievement Award is a more inclusive award for young people with additional learning needs or disabilities and is tailored to meet their individual needs.
Get-a-Lifestyle program: Our Get-a-Life style programme is now accredited by the Prince’s Trust, this means young people who complete it are eligible for their Young Leader’s qualification. We have new workshops that have been designed in partnership with care leavers and we have recently employed care leavers to help deliver the workshops.
Training for Staff: In April, Johnny Hunt, Sexual Health Expert will be training By the Bridge staff on best practice when communicating with young people about relationships.
Ed Lambert Clarke, Education Advisor Get-a-Lifestyle said:
“The changes to the Get-a-Lifestyle programme has opened up some exciting opportunities for our young people to learn key life skills and get their hard work recognised.”