Wynspire success story Semi-independent 16-18

In the summer of 2013 a 16 year old young person came into care after a family breakdown.  After an initial assessment of the young person, a support plan was devised mainly covering emotional wellbeing, substance misuse / drugs awareness and education development.  For their age, the young person demonstrated good life skills and required mainly encouragement rather than training.

Wynspire referred the young person to professional services to support their emotional health and substance misuse.  Simultaneously the young person had numerous engagement sessions with Wynspire’s psychotherapist.  In September 2013 the young person enrolled onto to level 2 studies with Central College Nottingham.  One year later after completion, the young person progressed onto another course called Progress to A ‘level studies.  During the summer holidays the young person secured employment in a retail store and secured weekend hours when college resumed in September 2014.  In January 2015 the young person decided on a career change to construction work and Wynspire supported the young person with obtaining a CSCS card.  Just before their 18th birthday the young person worked two days per week with a road construction contractor.

Seven months post 18; the person is still working and maintaining their flat and has been reported to have significantly reduced their consumption of drugs and alcohol.  The young person has also restored family links, contacting and visiting both mom and dad regularly.  When last seen a few weeks ago, the young person was reported to be happy and enjoying life.

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