The Drop Zone Extended Education Program provides support to young people who find engagement in mainstream education difficult. We work with small groups supporting GCSE work, delivery of Functional Skills and preparation for exams. We are delivering a wide range of subjects through NCFE , including Maths, English and ICT, ASDAN CoPE and a selection of ASDAN short courses.
We tailor provision to meet the needs of our young people with the ultimate goal of reintegration back into mainstream education. Our young people are actively involved in developing their own learning plans which promotes responsibility and organisational skills.
We also offer intensive one to one work with experienced staff for young people who are deemed high risk alongside anger management, self esteem, confidence building, attendance and engagement. We support young people in developing their own strategies which support successful transitions into adult life.
Our youth work provision provides opportunities for young people across Furness. Young people can access a variety of projects, from accessing drop-in sessions to socialise with friends to taking part in activities designed to improve young peoples skills and knowledge.
Our centres across Furness provide young people with access to youth workers and programmes to engage young people in positive activities, opportunities to gain accredited outcomes and to signpost those that may need extra support. Young people are at the heart of everything we do and plan and develop social action projects to improve their communities including awareness raising, health and well being projects and community development initiatives. We support young people to broaden their horizons by engaging in trips and residentials enabling young people to experience independence and to build self esteem. Our detached youth project delivers across Furness and facilitates a multi agency approach to engage young people.
Nourish 2 Flourish provides low level mental health support, enabling young people to manage their mental health, reducing the impact on other services such as A&E departments and the Police.
We support young people to develop emotional resilience to improve their emotional well being. Young people can contact several organisation to access support and again through partnership working we aim to bridge the gaps in services to keep young people safe.
Our partnership working enables us to support community projects to create a better environment for young people to thrive. By working together we are improving local neighbourhoods and supporting our most vulnerable families.
Furness Transition Group supports young people with transitions into education, training or employment. Young people can access support to break down any barriers to transition and can get help with applications, CV building and an opportunity to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.
Drop Zone are part of Furness Youth Work partnership, our partners are Furness Carers, Walney Community Trust/Springmount, Furness Multicultural Forum, Leonard Cheshire, Brathay, CCC and our advisors are Paul Kelly and Dawn Boyd - Police, Ann Burns - CCC, Bev Morgan - BBC, Maxine Baron - ICC.