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Buttle UK give out grants for emergency essentials and contributions towards boarding school fees. They offer support to young people living without the support of their family and they support children who have been subjected to, or impacted by, domestic abuse.
Visit Buttle's website for more information on the services they provide.
The purpose of the CHICC is to listen to the views of young people and help to make being in care better. It's also about meeting other young people in care and having fun, with lots of activities and events taking place all year round.
The care leavers group represents the views of care leavers aged 18 onwards. They meet once a month and discuss issues to do with leaving care. The group is keen to make sure young people are supported through transition to adulthood.
Visit the CHICC webpage for more information on the care leavers group and what happened in their latest meeting.
Employment Guarantee is an opportunity for care leavers to get extra support and experiences of work to help them get into employment.
YC Hertfordshire Advisers will help you:
Read our employment guarantee (PDF) for more information about what we can do to support you.
YC Hertfordshire has developed a group work programme aimed at 13–19 year olds (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties and up to the age of 21 for young people leaving care). The programme helps young people recognise and develop healthy relationships and so will be less vulnerable to exploitation.
Young people should be identified as potentially at risk of sexual abuse and exploitation, and/or show signs of the indicators of vulnerability to Child Sexual Exploitation.
Call 01438 843 889, email Sarah Parkhouse or email Jonathan Jack if you have any questions about the programme.
Visit the Healthy Relationships Programme webpage for more information on the programme and on Child Sexual Exploitation.
Every year we help over 1,500 young people get their lives back on track. Crashpad provides safe and secure temporary overnight accomodation for 16 and 17 year olds. The health team support adults with mental health issues and other complex needs who have housing concerns. Our interactive sessions aim to prevent youth homelessness by letting young people know where they can get help and support when they're struggling.
For urgent advice freephone 08000 355 775
For all other enquiries please call 03333 202 384
Read our Herts young homeless leaflet for more information about how we can help you.
YC Hertfordshire currently runs 7 LGBTQ support groups. They're safe environments where you can meet other LGBTQ young people, get support, learn new things and have fun.
Visit the Support for LGBT+ webpage for venue information and more details on the groups.
If you're aged between 14–21 and have a baby or are pregnant you can join the YC Hertfordshire Plus One programme.
It's a free course for young mums/dads and young mums/dads-to-be who live in Hertfordshire. We'll help you manage the challenge of being a parent. The course is a great place to make friends, develop your parenting skills, get tips on how to make your money go further and gain a nationally-recognised City and Guilds qualification.
If you're interested, call Debbie Fitzgerald on 01992 588855 or email her and she can tell you more about the course.
Visit the Plus One web page for more information on the course.
Apart from the three recipes for sweet treats at the end of the pack, all of the food in this booklet is healthy and can be cooked on a budget.
By cooking your own food you can save money, cook food you like the way you like it and meals prepared from scratch usually have more nutrients and less calories than ready meals.
The trust supports disadvantaged young people between the ages of 14–25 years. The trust helps them enter learning and careers to do with Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths or health and the environment.
The amount of award is usually in the region of between £50 and £1000.
Information on YC Hertfordshire's one stop shops and groups for young people in Hertfordshire can be found on the MOGO listings website.