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The programme itself is in two parts titled ‘Housing and Money’ and ‘Life and Futures’, which are delivered over the course of 40 weeks. The first part is taught through weekly one to one sessions lasting an hour and 30 minutes in duration, whilst the second part is delivered in a similar format except through an hour group session alongside 30 minutes of one to one support. These two parts naturally feed into one another and we believe there is real benefit in doing both. As a result they cannot be taken separately. The programme is delivered entirely online and is designed with the needs of young people in mind. Our aim is to provide participants with essential life skills and the knowledge they need in order to thrive in modern society. Topics covered include: Tenant Rights and Responsibilities, Agreements and Contracts, Accessing Support, Financial Terminology, Priority and Non Priority Bills, Budgeting Skills, Goal Setting, Healthy Relationships, Cyber Security, and Media Trustworthiness.
The course is fully accredited at Level 1 by Laser Learning Awards with the qualification being awarded to the Learner at the completion of the course. Due to the online hosting of You Matter we can usually be very accommodating and try to schedule one to one sessions at times that work for you. Group based sessions however will naturally be less flexible due to the need of finding times which work for the majority of participants.
We believe that technological divides should not restrict any young person’s access to our You Matter programmes. As a result we can provide a refurbished laptop free of charge. If you do not have access to the internet we can provide a USB Dongle and suitable sim data plan free of charge to enable this. If this is something you require, do get in contact with us and we will do our best to make suitable arrangements. If your application is accepted the course will be fully funded and be completely free to participate in. Do get in touch if you would like more information or are considering applying.
The delivery of this project relies heavily on unrestricted income and the receiving of public funds to provide these crucial services is essential. If you would like to commission sessions or make a donation then do contact us. More information can be found on the ’Support Us’ page.