New Beginnings

About the project

This project supports young people with a wide range of personal development programmes and is open to young people 16 to 24, who have experienced homelessness within the local area.


An initial induction session will allow you to identify your wants and needs and together we will create a personal learning plan. Then we offer certified courses at the appropriate level and include your personal development goals.


We have a wide range of personal development workshops to support a range of needs and use a variety of creative activities in a group setting.


Every young person will have an IAG session to support them to establish their future pathways and to identify potential career paths and further study. This will cover all aspects of employability from CV writing to interview skills.

How it can help

​With social isolation and loneliness increasing this project brings young people together aiding the development of communication skills and peer learning. This will result in improved emotional wellbeing and friendship groups. Using a range of delivery methods we can help young people to...

  • Progress into education, training or employment improved confidence & motivation

  • Skill development – improved literacy/numeracy & communication

  • Feel less isolated

  • Gain qualifications – Level 1 Award or Certificate:


Using Cooking Skills in the Domestic Kitchen

Personal Budgeting and Money Management

Preparing for Work

Understanding Emotions Developing

Personal Confidence and Self Awareness

Good Tenancy

Understanding the Importance of a Balanced Diet and Regular Exercise

Debt Management (Only Available for the Certificate)

Health & Safety in a Practical Environment

Active Citizenship in the Local Community

"A relaxed atmosphere where you are always listened to"

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Phone: 01702 301301 / 07823 348171 (Marina Wright)

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Southend YMCA

Southend's Leading Children's Charity - Southend-on-Sea Young Mens Christian Association (Southend YMCA)

Registered Charity Number: 1102837 (registered in England); Limited Liability

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