Lise Cooper, Volunteer
K. Lyon (Alfie and Neil’s mum)
DP (aged 14)
It was also good to hear from you about the work you have planned for the future.
I would offer my support to any funding application that you make to the Pentland /South West Neighbourhood Partnership.
Simon Porteous – Family and Household Support Manager
South West Locality, Safer and Stronger Communities
City of Edinburgh Council
TP (aged 15)
Youth Vision is quite unique in that it engages with pupils over a longer term which allows for strong relationships to build and sustainable changes in behaviour. Any further support that they could provide beyond school would be extremely beneficial – often when young people leave, the supports fall away and pupils are unable to sustain their success/positive destination. If Youth Vision were able to continue work until a young person’s next step has stabilised this would greatly improve outcomes for young people.
LR (aged 14)
In my opinion the opportunity to be outside and active is also helpful in lifting his mood. On top of the benefits to his confidence and mental health he is also learning new skills which will help when he leaves school in May 2017. I am an Education Welfare Officer and work with young people who do not attend school regularly. Post 16 they often struggle to gain/maintain employment or further education. If Youth Vision offered a 16+ programme I feel this would be extremely beneficial to these pupils.
I would also like to mention that I made a late referral to Youth Vision for this pupil and he initially did not get a place on the programme. However, when a place became available Sara was excellent and worked with both myself and school staff to meet him and get him settled into the programme at Youth Vision. He has little support from home and often sleeps in but Youth Vision staff are aware of this and often collect him from home on these occasions.
Education Welfare Officer
BP (aged 14)
Nikki Hepburn (John and Luca’s teacher)