CANW can help you get your future started.
If you are a young adult with complex needs, barriers, mental or physical health difficulties, are homeless, have a disability or are a full-time carer then it can be really difficult to gain employment and start to build your future.
CANW can help you overcome barriers and get your future started.
Our projects aim to tackle barriers faced by young people before supporting them into employment, education or training. Working with young people who are Not in Education or Training (N.E.E.T.) or at risk of becoming N.E.E.T.
Through these projects we aim to transform the futures of young people who have challenges in their lives that are stopping them from finding employment, education or training.
‘Talking has helped me to find myself. The way you have spoken to me has given me a boost. Having someone to talk to who is down to earth and encouraging has been so helpful, this service will help so many people.’
‘The Project has helped me a ton, I’ve already passed my Maths & English exams, it has made me feel far more confident then when I first started.’
‘I never opened up to anyone but when we started our calls I felt like I could trust you with anything, I’ve gained parts of my confidence back, you helped me cope with my anxiety and depression and gave me tips to help with my life.’
Whether you have been referred to us or have asked for our help directly, you will be assigned a Key Worker who will make sure you get all the help you need. They will help you identify the barriers and challenges that are stopping you from reaching your goals and will provide you with the tailored support and services you need. This might include:
- Education and training, so you have all the basic qualifications to find work
- Housing and access to benefits, so you have somewhere to live and means of supporting yourself while you look for work
- Physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing, so you are fit and ready for the world of work
- Developing your self-esteem, so you believe in yourself and what you have to offer
- Dealing with money and coping with debt, so you can take responsibility for your finances
- Employment and work experience from careers advice to interview technique, we will help you with your job search or with volunteering
Emotional therapeutic support
We offer low level therapeutic support consisting of one to one or group sessions focused on managing anxiety or mild depression, building confidence and improving self-esteem.
Our support focuses on helping young people to talk about their feelings and emotions, develop coping strategies and improve their personal health and wellbeing.
What did they say?
What did you find helpful about the service?
Everything! You’ve made me think and be able to sort my mind out. I can often overthink and have jumbled and incorrect thoughts. Left on my own I remain in that state. You have validated my thoughts and feelings and helped me find me again. It has been life reviving to speak with someone so positive and you’ve shown me there are good people out there. You’ve helped me to care about other people again.
Is there anything you would change?
No. I do find the pressure of the phone calls too much sometimes, but you never wrote me off and kept giving me opportunities to remain in contact. Other support services put me off with their pressure and impatience, but I am grateful that you didn’t ever let go.
I have got used to the sound of your voice and I’ll be sad not to hear it again.
Thank you so much for everything.