About the project
The New Roads project provides community accommodation for young refugees and migrants.
Southend YMCA is committed to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We believe every young person has the right to have his or her basic needs fulfilled, has the right to protection from abuse and exploitation and the right to express his or her opinion and to be respected.
Our safe, cosy and welcoming spaces provide a place of refuge as applications for asylum are processed.
Independent and confidential information, advice, guidance and support is provided by our floating support team. All with the aim of assisting young people to live independently and become members of our local community. We work very closely with social services and the young person’s social worker.
The project may only be accessed through social services who are the placing authority.
How we can help
Young people are able to live with dignity as their claim for asylum is processed.
Young people are offered 1-2-1 and group support so they can:
Think about their future
Engage in positive activities and the life of the wider community
Keep themselves safe and healthy
Learn skills and gain experiences that can progress them towards work
Engage with British values
"New roads...a space for refuge and restoration"
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