One-2-One

What?

  • We provide support built to suit the needs of the individual
  • We use the tools of informal education and positive activities to engage the young person – rock climbing, horse riding, bowling, cycling, DJ lessons, museum trips etc.
  • We build rapport with the young person and set boundaries, working on improving behavioural issues, building routine – sometimes even by providing regular meals
  • We engage with parents/carers to build an ongoing dialogue and to promote in a home environment what we have worked on

Who?

  • We aim to help young people who we assess as being at risk or who are referred to us from another source i.e. borough social services, PRU units, schools and other charities
  • We aim to help young people who ask for help in times of crisis, e.g. made homeless or problems at home
  • We provide advocacy work where a young person has no parental support
  • We have found that, predominantly, these are young people we have met through our Street Teams and Youth Hubs in whom we have identified recognisable signs of behavioural issues

How?

  • We aim to raise aspirations by building self-esteem
  • We help young people overcome issues they are struggling with such as anger management or dyslexia
  • We build positive adult relationships
  • We help young people back into school if excluded
  • We help young people into employment (working within NEETs)
  • We successfully refer/signpost young people to other agencies which might be able to help further

Accomplishments 

  • Prospex has worked intensely with 30 young people during the course of 2012 for over 2,300 hours
  • One2One however is variable and can last from several months to many years, dependant on the young person’s engagement and willingness to continue and progress
  • This is the most effective way to work with individuals that face serious issues. Unfortunately, it is also what entails the highest cost for us; ideally we would like to increase the number of One-2-One sessions with increased funding
  • Read about our success stories