Ayesha’s Story

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Ayesha contacted our service in November 2013 for support with getting into college (fashion course) and part time work. She left college in Oct 2013 because her tutor at the College advised that she will not be able to cope with the course. She has been receiving support from YDES to gain employability skills, create… Read More »

Josef’s Story

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Josef is receiving support from the Youth Development and Employment project to be an active citizen in his community and to empower him to make the right choices. He has been involved in 2 programmes with the YDES: Benmore Centre for Outdoor Learning (Aug 2013) with a number of workshops around employability and personal development… Read More »

Jamal’s Story

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Jamal was first sentenced for a minor offence after completing his sentence he returned to Polmont for a more serious offence relating to fire arms. YCSA worked with Jamal intensely when he returned to Polmont because there were personal issue affecting the client which led to a mental breakdown however with the support from YCSA… Read More »

Abdul’s Story

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The service began to engage with Abdul when he was remanded in Polmont. During the initial one to one a comprehensive assessment was completed followed by an action plan to support him in achieving personal goals both during incarceration and post liberation. Unfortunately, during remand there are no activities arranged for young people in prison… Read More »

Hana’s Story

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Hana, a young Eritrean woman, received intensive support from our Literacy and Numeracy service over the last year to successfully realise not only a few of her short term goals but one of her major life goals.  Coming to Glasgow alone, Hana had already lived in a number of countries, picking up various language skills… Read More »