Our independence programme is currently 80% funded by John Lyons Charity and 20% funded from St Giles and St George. The aim of the programme 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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.