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Support for Torbay young people boosted through holistic service

8 August 2018
A young person receiving support.

Young people from around the Bay can benefit from enhanced one-to-one support after two community organisations came together.

Holistic support service

Imagine and So-Fly Support – which has received a funding boost from Sanctuary Housing – have joined forces to offer an improved holistic support service to young people aged 10-19.

Bespoke assistance

The bespoke assistance on offer can include introducing a healthy lifestyle through sport and fitness, increasing emotional resilience and getting involved in meaningful activities to reduce feelings of isolation.

Move towards employment

With Imagine now on board, the available support goes even further to offer participants opportunities to take part in qualified training, learn about volunteering roles and move towards employment.

Support with difficult situations

In addition, the team works with young people who are involved in difficult situations such as poor mental health, substance misuse and antisocial behaviour, to help them make responsible choices.

“Real steps towards turning their lives around”

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Lynne Roberts, said: “So-Fly Support already offered an invaluable service for local young people, but with Imagine now on board participants will be able to take real steps towards turning their lives around.

“I am looking forward to hearing the positive stories of people coming through the programme.”

“Excited about our new venture”

Sally Renshaw, one of the managers leading the support service, commented: “We are so excited about our new venture, and I hope that by working together we will be able to make a real difference to young people across the Bay.”

Anyone who would like more information about accessing the service can contact Sally Renshaw by emailing sal@so-fly.org or by calling 07815 167 672.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.