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.