Sometimes its difficult to talk to someone close to you or to know where to get the advice and support that you need. Sometimes you just need information and advice! Speak UP will give you someone independent to talk to; offering support to help you find a solution to deal with any questions, worries or problems that you may have. 

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UP in Poole is now UP in BCP. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Local Authorities have merged and you can now access all services for young people, wherever you live in the BCP area, using this site. If what you are looking for isn’t listed, get in touch and we will add it to the site and get you the information that you need.

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Bournemouth and Poole College

We are the largest provider of Further Education (FE) and Apprenticeships in the area.

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Number 18 Poole

NUMBER 18

NUMBER 18 is located in Poole Town Centre and provides confidential information and advice for Young People aged 12 to 19 (or 25 if they have special educational needs or disabilities).

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SENDiass4BCP – SEND Information, Advice and Support Service

Helping you with information, advice, and support about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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507 Boscombe - UP in BCP

We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support. The 507 is our B-Town youth advice centre based in Boscombe.

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AIM Community

AIMCommunity provides a variety of opportunities for young people to access support and creative learning

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atk

akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile or abusive environment.

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BCHA

We are a not for profit, registered Housing Association that have been supporting the local community including those experiencing homelessness for the past 50 years.

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BCP Housing Services

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Centrepoint

Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people regionally in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships all over the UK.

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Depaul

Supporting young people facing homelessness to achieve their potential.

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Little Lullaby

Little Lullaby is an online support community for young parents and parents-to-be.Chat, tell your story and share advice with other young mums and dads through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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NHS Chat Health

It’s safe and easy for you to speak to a qualified health professional. Just send a message, you don’t have to give your name. Discreet and quick. It only takes one message to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from trained health staff in your area.

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Poole Housing

Find out about your housing options including private rented accommodation, house shares and social housing.

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Power of Youth

Across the UK, young people’s appetite and efforts to help others – as siblings, friends, carers and volunteers – is not being recognised. We should recognise and celebrate those efforts.

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REACH Young People’s Service

REACH YP offers a confidential drug and alcohol service for ‘under 24’s’ who live in the county of Dorset.

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Rockley Education

We offer either a Level 2 Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoors or an Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeships.

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Shelter England

Together, we can help people find a safe home.

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St Mungo’s

St Mungo’s outreach teams go out each night to meet people who are homeless and to help them off the streets. With 17 outreach teams we are one of the largest providers of outreach services in the country.

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Sussed Kinson

SUSSED Kinson

We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support.

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Switchboard LGBT+ helpline

We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and we understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

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SWRAC – South West Regional Assessment Centre

Supporting individuals to thrive through real-life and relevant education programmes.

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T Levels – The next level qualification

T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

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The Quay Foyer

Providing accommodation, personal support and access to training and employment opportunities for young people aged 16-30.

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UCAS

UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships.

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Wired

WIRED is youth service providing intervention, education and training in supporting young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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YMCA – Housing & Support

We provide short-term supported housing for men and women from 18 to 65 years and provide 108 beds over four projects. Our focus is on equipping clients with the skills they require to achieve or return to independent living.

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