Over 100 young people have already been referred to the ADTRAC project for Wrexham and Flintshire, which launched in February this year. The project, which is supported through European Social Funds, aims to provide one-to-one bespoke support from ADTRAC personal mentors or NHS mental health practitioners as well as tailored training and courses designed to meet the specific needs and improve the wellbeing of young people aged 16-24.
The project offers personalised support to young people to remove barriers and help their progression into work, education or training.
Speaking at a celebration event for young people involved in the project on Friday 30 April 2018, Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths said: “In a relatively short space of time, the ADTRAC project has achieved impressive results, with over 100 people benefiting from the services provided. It is pleasing to see a number of agencies working in partnership, supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society by providing the opportunity to gain qualifications they might not have otherwise achieved.”
“Presenting the young adults taking part in the ADTRAC project with their certificates was a great honour. After spending time with some of the individuals, it was clear to see their growing confidence and self-belief, and I hope even more young adults from Wrexham and the surrounding areas will benefit from the project in future.”
ADTRAC is led by Grwp Llandrillo Menai across North Wales, working in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council, Flintshire County Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health board, with the support of the Department for Work and Pensions and Careers Wales.
“A real need for the service”
Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-poverty said, “This is a fantastic start for the project and I am excited to see how it continues. With over 100 referrals already, it shows there is a real need for the service and that it will make a difference to young people’s lives in the area. I can’t wait to see how this project develops over the coming months.”
What does ADTRAC offer?
- One to one intensive support
- Personalised action plans
- Support to develop confidence and overcome barriers
- Wellbeing support including the opportunity to access provision for mild/moderate mental health needs from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
- Access to training
- Employability support
Find out more about the project at https://www.gllm.ac.uk/adtrac or get in touch with the ADTRAC team for Wrexham and Flintshire at ADTRAC@wrexham.gov.uk for further details regarding the referral process for organisations as well as for self-referrals.
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