Youth Access Points
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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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Popular centres in Bournemouth and Christchurch
Popular centres in Poole
Popular centres in Bournemouth
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.
AIMCommunity provides a variety of opportunities for young people to access support and creative learning
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.
We are the largest provider of Further Education (FE) and Apprenticeships in the area.
Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people regionally in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships all over the UK.
We aim to provide the service you need for the problems you face. We value diversity, we promote equality and we challenge discrimination.
Supporting young people facing homelessness to achieve their potential.
Signposting to careers education resources for students, careers leaders, teachers and parents.
An informative guide to help you boost your CV and stay motivated in lockdown.
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.
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.
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).
Find out about your housing options including private rented accommodation, house shares and social housing.
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.
REACH YP offers a confidential drug and alcohol service for ‘under 24’s’ who live in the county of Dorset.
We offer either a Level 2 Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoors or an Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeships.
Helping you with information, advice, and support about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Together, we can help people find a safe home.
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.
We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support.
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.
Supporting individuals to thrive through real-life and relevant education programmes.
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.
Essential support for under 25s
Providing accommodation, personal support and access to training and employment opportunities for young people aged 16-30.
UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships.
WIRED is youth service providing intervention, education and training in supporting young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.
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.