TO RESPOND TO THE EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE, TYPICALLY AGED BETWEEN 12-25 YEARS, INCLUDING THOSE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULT SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES. WE SHALL DO THIS BY, ESTABLISHING, MAINTAINING AND DEVELOPING INFORMATION, ADVICE, COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT SERVICES DESIGNED TO HELP THEM MAKE SAFE, POSITIVE CHOICES AND LEAD FULFILLING LIVES.
Our vision is that all young people are able to lead healthy, happy and fulfilling lives and to make a positive contribution to society for the benefit of both themselves and their communities.
Our mission is to offer a safe, free, and confidential support service that is accessible to all young people, typically aged 12-25, who live in the areas in which we operate and require our support. Through the provision of information, advice, guidance, counselling and casework support, delivered through our various drop in centres, outreach work, workshops, and projects or, where necessary, by signposting to other services, we will aim to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and information they need to make safe, positive choices on issues which affect their lives.
At the heart of all our work with young people will be a commitment to be non-judgemental, to show them respect, to empower them, and to involve them as much as possible in the development and delivery of our services.
The charity provides information, advice, guidance (IAG), and counselling to young people, aged 12-25 (occasionally young people aged 11), who live in and around the New Forest. However, a significant proportion of our commissioned or grant funded work is now ‘targeted’ rather than ‘universal’ and delivered in the form of targeted projects or casework.
We estimate that approximately 60% of the charity’s work is targeted at young people whose needs are commensurate with Levels 2 & 3 of the Hampshire Safeguarding Children’s Board and Children’s Trust Thresholds Chart i.e. young people with additional or multiple needs.
IYC’s current service portfolio includes: