MyTIME are proud to be working with Ansbury Guidance to help deliver support as part of Face Forward in 2018. It is an innovative project in Dorset funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, as part of the ‘Building Better Opportunities’ programme to promote social inclusion.
The Face Forward project aims to support young adults in Dorset who are aged between 15 and 24 years old and are struggling to move on in life due to personal or circumstantial barriers. These barriers can be very diverse, including living in a rural area and not having access to services or public transport, suffering mental or physical illness, being a young carer or parent, or substance misuse.
Face Forward is delivered by Ansbury Guidance in partnership with multiple organisations across Dorset. This innovative co-produced model allows us to offer support and guidance tailored to the young peson’s needs and personal preferences, including referring to other local services.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Every individual has different barriers to break, for this reason Face Forward has a person-centred approach. We don’t follow a set program and the support we offer is totally tailored to the young person’s specific needs.
When a young person joins the Face Forward project, they will meet with a qualified adviser and together will create and agree on an Action Plan.
Every participant has different goals, such as entering work, education or training, taking up a new hobby or activity to develop life skills, or attending specialist support to tackle complex issues. Whatever the young person’s objectives are, we’ll help them to get there.
Unlike other projects, Face Forward doesn’t follow a set programme. Joining Face Forward is totally voluntary, participants can advance at their own pace, and they can leave whenever they wish.
We want to help young people through their personal journey, but the choice to go on with it will be always theirs.
By the end of the programme, participants will have developed the skills and self-confidence to overcome their barriers and keep going on their own.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Face Forward is aimed at young adults who need support to break with personal or circumstantial barriers. To be considered to become a Face Forward member, you must comply with the following criteria:
Young adults aged 15-24, who reside in Dorset or young people aged 15-18 who are at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
Unemployed or economically inactive
The right to live and work in the UK
If you are a young carer or know of a young carer that could be referred we'd love to here from you...