A new initiative to help young people develop confidence and learn important life-skills has just been launched in Wrexham.
The Kickstart Project aims to support young people aged 16+ who have complex needs or circumstances – helping them learn social and practical skills, further their education, find employment and live more independent lives.
The project will benefit many young people leaving care or at risk of homelessness, and is being delivered by Wrexham Council, Castell Ventures and Wales & West Housing Association.
The scheme will provide different levels of support, ranging from 24/7 supervised accommodation for those who need lots of help to begin with, to less intensive support for those already well on their way to living independently.
Councillor Rob Walsh, Lead Member for Children’s Services, said: “There is an assumption that once you become an adult, you must stand on your own two feet and make appropriate decisions on issues such money and finding work.
“However, for many people, particularly young adults with complex needs or facing challenging circumstances – for example, not having a family to support them – then it can be an incredibly unsettling time.
“But by providing the right support, we can build their confidence and set them on their way to becoming strong, independent adults.
“The Kickstart project will make a big difference to a lot of young lives, and it’s just one example of how Wrexham County Borough Council and its partners work behind the scenes to support our young people locally.”
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