Local Solutions' AIMS - Accommodation Intense Mentoring and Skills - program has relaunched and is taking referrals for young people aged 16-21 who are supported by leaving care services, have experience of the care system or who are NEET.
Based on the learning from the very successful three year AIMS program which finished in February 2018, the service will operate from a 'Young Person's Hub' on Scotland Road and offer flexible support to young people. The service is being relaunched thanks to funding from the Linbury Trust, One Ark, Lankelly Chase and Liverpool City Council.
The AIMS service offers ‘everything in one place’ within a friendly atmosphere that includes Daily Breakfast Club, incentives for engagement and attendance, with plenty of opportunities to develop and achieve and will include other specialist agencies.
There will be a strong focus on ‘Relationship Building’ Enrichment Activities and Life Skills which will include:
- Mentoring: Dedicated mentors will support young people by building significant and lasting relationships to maximise opportunities to develop transferable life skills, working towards Independent Living.
- Personal & Social Development Skills: Confidence and Self Esteem, Building Aspirations, Health & Wellbeing, Improving Social Capital, Building Resilience delivered by Mentors using our in house work book.
- Accommodation, Independent Living & Life Skills: Helping to Sustain Accommodation and will include the Resettlement Passport tenancy skills course and floating support that includes all aspects of Tenancy Support.
- Education/Employment & Training: Mentors will provide support in connecting a young person to all opportunities for Training/ Education and Employment using our in house work book.