No Limits receives continuation funding to support young offenders
12th November 2020
No Limits has been awarded funding from The Swire Foundation and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire to continue their one-to-one support for young offenders in Southampton.
The project equips young people aged 16–24 with the practical skills, confidence and emotional support needed to re-engage into the community, enabling a smooth transition from custody and helping to reduce the risk of re-offending.
Young offenders can receive one-to-one support with a trained No Limits Youth Worker who will support them to access work, training or volunteering opportunities, as well as helping to improve their financial situation and access to housing. Young people who access the service are empowered to take the next steps to achieve their goals and maximise their potential, whilst learning about their rights and how to look after their health and wellbeing.
Maria Slevin, Service Manager at No Limits, said: “Young offenders often grow up facing complex challenges in their lives, such as housing, poverty, substance misuse, relationships and mental health struggles, which often continue after their release. Their lives are acutely chaotic, and they struggle to access opportunities, healthcare and social networks, which is why our service is so essential to helping young offenders to rebuild their lives and achieve a brighter future.”
To find out more about the Next Steps service, phone 02380 224 224 or email [email protected].org.uk.