Local Young People’s Charities form Strategic Alliance.
29 January 2014
Two long standing local charities that support children and young people have formed an alliance that will improve and strengthen support for vulnerable young people in the Fareham and Gosport Districts. From April No Limits, a Southampton based charity and the Moving on Project in Fareham and Gosport, will work together to provide youth counselling, information and advice services. The charities will retain their individual charitable status but will benefit from combining many of their back office functions, experience and skills.
With the reductions in government and local authority funding, developing new and innovative ways of providing cost efficient and high quality services for young people need to be found. This is a best fit for both charities and has been thought through by the Trustees and Managers.
Annabel Hodgson, CEO, No Limits said ‘This is a great opportunity for both organisations and our staff to build on the impressive base that has already been established. We look forward to working with the trustees and staff from the Moving on Project to provide the young people with the best possible service’.
David Pointon, Chair of the MOP Trustees said ‘We have been looking at a possible alliance with another charity to ensure the sustainability of our services in Gosport and Fareham. We decided on No Limits because of our similar aims and ambitions for young people. We are looking forward to a successful partnership.’
No Limits provides information, advice on counselling on a whole range of issues including alcohol and drug misuse, homelessness, abuse, sexual exploitation, mental health issues, sexual identity, employment, housing, sexual health, anger management, parenting, finances, benefits and for those young people who may have been young offenders or are young parents. This support is provided from three drop in centers in Southampton and other community venues. They also have health and well-being drop ins in 12 secondary schools and 4 FE colleges in Southampton and Eastleigh.
The Moving on Project
A free and confidential counselling and related services for young people aged 11-25 in the Fareham and Gosport districts, working with 450 young people last year.
Counselling for 11-19 (25 with additional needs).The organisation is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adheres to their Code of Practice.
Choice Mentors for 14-19 year olds who are wanting independent support with important decisions such as educational/training choices and accommodation.
Health and Wellbeing support for 14-19 year olds in partnership with Y Services.