Independence Programme

We are currently seeking funding to deliver our Independence Programme, the aim of which is to enable the young people to realise their full potential for independence. For some, this will mean that they move on to independent living; others will continue to live with their families but we will aim to help them become as independent as they possibly can.

 

 

As part of this programme Caxton Youth Organisation provides:

 

Managing money and financial literacy

 Workshops include:

  • Budgeting Basics
  • The impact of interest
  • The importance of saving 
  • The difference between credit and debit
  • Keeping money safe

These workshops happen twice a week at the Youth Club and five times a year at our residential base at Midge Island, Surrey, to enable young  people to manage a bank account and their own budget. 

 

Managing a home

Workshops include:

  • Cleaning skills
  • Budgeting and prioritising spending 
  • Using a Vacuum Cleaner
  • Making Tea/Coffee
  • Cooking five basic meals

These workshops happen twice a week at the Youth Club and 38 days per year at our reisdential base at Midge Island Surrey.

The outcome of this workshop is to allow them to manage their own room/home to a satisfactory standard. 

 

Personal Growth, Awareness & Problem Solving

Workshops include:

  • Self reflection
  • Identifying a problem
  • Developing possible solutions and selecting the best one

These workshops happen at the Youth Club six times a year to enable the young people to be able to take control of their emotions and behaviour and to have a clear understanding of themselves, to understand that all actions have repurcussions and to know their own strengths and weaknesses and problem solve accordingly. 

 

Emergency Planning:

Workshops include:

  • Emergency First Aid
  • How to prepare for emergencies

These workshops happen at the Youth Club twice a year and once a year at our residential base in Midge Island, Surrey to enable the young people to be safety aware and to mitigate the damage of potential events.

 

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