Have Your Say Survey

Every 6 months we do a consultation to check how well you think we’re doing. The survey helps us to ensure that your voice is at the heart of everything we do.
This time round, we’re running our consultation for 3 weeks from Monday 24th September until Sunday 14th October 2018.

Young people celebrate No Limits’ 25th birthday

We turned 25 this summer, and to mark the milestone, children and young people celebrated with a Hawaiian themed party at the No Limits Advice Centre in Central Southampton, which included Hawaiian food, mocktails, a pinata, the limbo, a treasure hunt, gifts and pottery painting. The beneficiaries of the charity also painted the walls of the No Limits Advice Centre with their handprints, leaving their mark on the building that sits at the heart of No Limits.

My experience as a community fundraising intern at No Limits

Somehow already finding myself over half way through university, I decided it was time to get some work experience. After successfully applying onto the University of Southampton’s Excel Internship Programme, I got offered an internship at No Limits. For the past three weeks, I have had the pleasure of being a community fundraising intern. My previous experiences within the fundraising sector were limited to voluntary work, acting as the treasurer for a university charity society. As a result, coming into the charity I was nervous about finding my place and being able to contribute.

Young Carers Visit Paulton’s Park

24 young carers were treated to a fun-filled day at Paulton’s Park courtesy of Fair Ways, the subsidiary of the charity, Fair Ways Foundation, who funded the tickets and coach trip for the day out. The young carers, who are supported through No Limits’ Young Carers in Southampton project, were able to meet with other young people with similar life experiences and enjoy time away from their responsibilities as a carer.

No Limits Trading Launch

Southampton based charity No Limits, an information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support service for children and young people up to the age of 26, has launched a social enterprise this month.
The new enterprise, No Limits Trading will provide exciting opportunities for organisations and individuals to sign up to accredited training and consultancy, access therapeutic services and utilise educational services.

My experience as a corproate fundraising intern at No Limits

University summer holidays are blissfully long. They give you the perfect opportunity to make that all important step from ‘just a student’, to slightly more employable.
Having finished my second year at the University of Southampton, I was keen to expand my work experience through their Excel Internship scheme. This is a brilliant way for students to gain valuable ‘real life’ skills and begin o burst the university bubble. It was through this that I secured my Corporate Fundraising Internship at No Limits, a charity that provides multiple services to young people in need. I instantly felt drawn to the amazing work of No Limits as I understand that life as a young person is not always easy, and I am proud to have had a small part in helping those in need this summer.

Shanice’s Story

When Shanice was 23 she ran away from domestic abuse. With nowhere else to go, she started sleeping rough and struggled even to afford food. She experienced depression and loneliness, becoming nervous and reluctant to discuss her situation.
That’s when Shanice came to the No Limits Advice Centre. She was greeted by friendly staff who made her feel safe and secure. They provided her with food, clean clothes, and access to a shower and toiletries. She was also able to speak to people who truly listened to her story. After speaking to Shanice No Limits were able to arrange a space at a refuge for Shanice and sorted out a B&B whilst she was waiting. They also helped Shanice access a local pharmacy to get her prescription medication for depression.

Support in Sport

We’ve launched a survey to find out young people’s views on participating in sport. The feedback will help us to shape upcoming projects and how we could support young people in the future through sports sessions. If you’re a young person who’s interested in sport, we’d love you to take our survey today!

Ellie’s Story

23 year old Ellie*, a single mum who was struggling to raise a child by herself, had always dreamt of going to university. When Ellie first came to No Limits she told us of her struggles as a single parent, and her dream to become a student. We supported Ellie by helping her to search for university courses that appealed to her, and after submitting an application with Ellie, we were able to help secure an interview at Solent University.

Chilworth Manor hosts Tillison Consulting’s Curry Business April 2018 event, in aid of No Limits

On April 24th, 2018, Chilworth Manor in Southampton hosted the latest Curry Business networking event, raising more than £100 for local young people’s charity No Limits. The event, which was organised by Waterlooville-based digital marketing agency Tillison Consulting, was held in the idyllic surroundings of the Best Western hotel in Chilworth. A delicious Indian buffet was prepared for the 20 diners in attendance, priced at £20 per head with an additional £5 donation to No Limits.