City Bridge Trust generously funds our Independence Programme for 60 young people who attend our Youth Club. 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 workshops to help young people learn the value of coins and notes, how to budget and prioritising spending, being aware of different ways of paying for goods and utilities.
- Individual and group work developing strategies for young people to stay safe at home, and in the street.
- Practical life skills sessions to prepare young people for independent living.
- Travel training to use public transport independently.
What do members say?
“I am learning the costs of things and what change to give back.”
“Before I always had to wait for the club bus, now I can get in on my own”.