DO WE DO?
Since 2013 Pure Insight has developed a range of projects alongside care leavers and partner organisations, including:
Drop Ins – weekly drop in facility for young care leavers living in Stockport and Cheshire East to get together, access practical and emotional support, develop skills and have fun.
‘Have Your Say’ - a care leaver group that discusses and highlights areas they feel local services need to focus on.
Platform 28 Training team - a young care leaver-led led team which provides training and consultancy to statutory partners.
Parent to parent support – a peer support group which helps care leavers who are also young parents.
Mental Health Support - working in partnership with the local CCG and others we pilot projects to support care leavers to access support around mental health .
HAVE YOUR SAY
Pure Insight provides a platform for young people to have their voices heard.
PLATFORM 28 TRAINING
Platform 28 is a training team using personal experiences to influence service delivery.
We can design and deliver bespoke training around:
walking in the shoes of the child in care
a day in the life of a care leaver
keeping the young person at the heart of what you do
getting it right for care leavers who are also parents
If you want to find out more please contact Sarah.
We are always seeking feedback on our services. If you have any feedback you would like us to consider or if you would just like to tell us what you think of our service please feel free to comment below.
This project sets out to support a vulnerable group of young people through a difficult transition period from leaving care to adult independence through a one-to-one mentoring programme over a committed 2 year period.
This programme is currently delivered over Stockport, Cheshire East, Trafford and Salford.
Many care leavers are also young parents and without access to a strong support network, making the transition to parenthood can be overwhelming.
Yet we know from first-hand experience that care leavers who are given the right support, at the right time, can develop the skills to become confident, competent parents.
Our Peer mentoring programme matches older care leavers in one-on-one relationships to provide guidance for looked after children from age 8 to 16.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Are you a care leaver wanting to give back? We have a peer mentoring programme and we are always looking for older care leavers who can offer support and friendship to children in care. If you want to find out more contact Sarah.
PURE INSIGHT PROJECTS
We are always looking for volunteers to support one of our every expanding projects. If you are interested and want to find out more take a look at our Pure Insight Projects page.
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Working in partnership with the Clinical Commissioning Group and third sector organisation ATP in Stockport we have supported some care leavers to access personal health budgets through a pilot.
PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING TEAM
This service aims to enable the most traumatised young people in our community to access mental health support at a pace, and using methods that are most suited to their needs.
This programme is currently delivered over Stockport, Cheshire East and Salford.