The Junction and by working with its partners (see Link Team) delivers a variety of innovative, integrated services which are accessible with multi-points of entry. Services are delivered within a robust policy framework and within a set of core values which aim to put children and young people at their heart and achieve positive outcomes.
The Junction supports a large number of vulnerable children and young people across Redcar and Middlesbrough. These services are funded in a number of differing ways from contracts to small and large grant funds.
- The Open Access and Community Outreach service supports young people aged 14-25 years who require advice, support, advocacy, integration into their community and help with issues relating to housing, benefits, self-esteem, emotional well-being, tenancy, debt, risk-taking behaviours, resettlement, relationships’, training and volunteering.
- The engage@thejunction project, a tier two service that supports young people aged 14-25 years who are affected by mental ill health which aims to increase their personal resilience through one to one support, group work, professional counselling.
- The LINK Team is an innovative partnership including The Junction, LINK CIC, Social Care and CAMHS which supports young people aged 5-18 years affected by mental ill health and emotional wellbeing issues providing a range of evidence based interventions (groups/one to onesupport/counselling).
- The Link and engage services provide an efficient pathway between Tier 3 and Tier 2 services through effective partnership working.
- Young Carers. The Junction provides group/peer activities, one to one support, peer support and training opportunities for young carers aged 5 to 18 years old. This aims to “make life better for young carers”, increasing their personal resilience. The project has empowered young carers to fire up awareness of young carers, delivering training to professionals and communities.
- Young Adult Carers. A service to support young adult carers in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough aged 16 to 25 with practical and emotional support, access to advice and information funded through the PCT’s.
- Working with families
We believe that by working with families in the community that we can achieve positive outcomes for children and young people. Through our work we will build relationships with families and help and support wherever we can. We are working as part of a partnership in Redcar and Cleveland as part of the “What works” initiative providing focused support to families.