Social Care and Special Needs

Social Care and Special Needs

Prospects provides services to support vulnerable young people and adults, targeting help to those in greatest need.

We help jobseekers to return to work after long-term unemployment, illness or other periods away from employment.

We support young people who face barriers in successfully transitioning into adulthood; including young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), at risk of getting involved with crime or anti–social behaviour, care leavers and young parents along with young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities.

Gloucestershire Youth Support Service

Working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council, Prospects provides the youth support service. The team works with approximately 6,000 vulnerable young people. The multi-disciplinary team comprises youth workers, family support, health and careers specialists working with police and probation officers, to deliver a number of statutory services. Acting as an integrated team, they intervene early to prevent issues escalating. Having these specialists within a single service means cases are managed far more effectively and there is access to a wide pool of expertise. More than 90% of young people supported by the team say it has made a difference to their lives.

Calderdale Leaving Care Service

Prospects manages the commissioned service for the Council, providing leaving care and statutory social worker support for 16+ Looked After Children in Calderdale. The team consists of pathway advisers and social workers providing support on a range of issues including accommodation, financial support, entry into employment or training, offending and emotional wellbeing.

Who to contact

For further information:

Alison Williams
Director of Young People & Families

[T] 01452 426900
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Gloucestershire

Bill Robinson
Operations Director

[T] 01452 426900
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London

Judith Denyer
Operations Director

[T] 020 8315 1500
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Yorkshire and the Humber

Jayne Vose
Regional Operations Manager

[T] 01924 371579 
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Midlands
Paul Welch
Operations Director

[T] 020 8315 1500
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Fixed 4 Your Future Brent

Andrew Wilkinson
Operations Manager

[T] 020 8438 1650
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For all general enquiries contact Prospects Corporate Head Office :

[T] 020 8315 1500
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What people say

Case Studies

One family now reports more laughter and fewer arguments
Channon* was referred to Prospects Youth Support Team (YST) when she was 13 ...
Jane amputee sets up own company, relocates to West Midlands
Jane, who had her arm amputated, has been on Employment Support Allowance ...
Sandra, ex-carer with medical issues group intervention and voluntary work
This Friday is Carers Rights Day, which brings organisations across the UK ...
Dan inspires other young people as volunteer and goes on to college
The Youth Support Team in the Forest of Dean recruited a young person as a ...
Social Care and Special Needs - Adam's Crisis Pack Fundraising
Our young worker, Adam, has been working in the Gloucestershire Housing ...