Spaces available on #Focus5

Successful first year of #Focus5! We have had a busy first year on the #Focus5 project, helping young people develop the skills to progress into employment, education or training. Our team of key workers is growing and we are excited about delivering the next phase of the project across Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay. We need more young people!…

Volunteering to change lives in Hampshire

We are looking for volunteers to support families in Hampshire. Could this be you? Our Positive Living Volunteers support families in Hampshire who are experiencing challenging or difficult things in their lives to achieve goals together and move forwards from those difficult times as a stronger family unit. Volunteers work both alongside Family Support Workers…

#Focus5 Five Key Skills for Employment

As the name suggests, the objective of #Focus5 is to support young people in developing the top five skills identified as crucial to getting into education, employment or training. We employ experienced key workers across Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay to work closely with young people between the age of 15-18 years old, who are…

Why we use a Multi-Agency Approach

Every family that is allocated to our Intensive Family Support Service has already been identified as needing support. This is based on 6 criteria: Education attendance and at risk of exclusion – where a child/young person has less than 90% attendance, out of mainstream education and or has more than 3 fixed exclusions in the…

The Impact of CSW Volunteers

Since May 2016 CSW Volunteers has successfully recruited, registered and placed over 200 Somerset volunteers who give their time each month to support services with Somerset Partnership NHS Trust. Research from the Social Care Institute for Excellence describes how loneliness and isolation impact upon quality of life and wellbeing, adversely affecting health.  Findings show that…