Substance Misuse Case Study
Alex was 16 when he first accessed the service he was referred to Bradby Club young person’s substance misuse service by another youth club in town due problematic Cannabis misuse. Alex’s relationships at home were breaking down and he begun to steal to fund his habit. Things escalated at home and his parents decided he needed to leave to get his act together due to his parents’ concerns on the impact on younger siblings.
The Bradby Club supported him into young persons supported accommodation. He had one to one mentoring support with the substance misuse worker and targets were set and he was encouraged to get involved in the club as he had a strong interest in music, he also went on a number of residential trips that involved outdoor challenges which incorporated leadership and team work skills.
Through the support and positive activities his Cannabis use gradually reduced and eventually stopped. The positive activities and the support of the staff at Bradby club allowed Alex to understand the consequences and the negative impact that his substance misuse was having on his life. The support was frequently some weeks he was here every day and The Bradby Club offered a safe place for him to change and develop and rebuild the relationships with his parents.
During this time he became a volunteer at the club teaching music to the young people, he also moved back home and enrolled into college studying performing arts and is currently studying for degree at University.
Sexual Health and Relationships Case Study
Teresa has attended The Bradby Club for more than 8 years now; her connection with the club comes from other family members that have attended the club over the years. The Bradby Club serves an area which has high levels of deprivation and so the young people are often at risk and disadvantaged. Emma used to attend the club regularly, taking part in sporting activities, art activities and spending time with friends. The Bradby Club also provided Teresa (and all the other young people that attended and continue to attend the club) informal education around sexual health and relationships and drugs and alcohol awareness.
Teresa continued to attend the youth club when she discovered that she was pregnant, although this was initially a shock to her she has said that the help and support of those at The Bradby Club was vital to her during this time. After the birth of her child Teresa began attending the club less and less frequently, but began to spend more time at the club during the day. It was Teresa’s daytime attendance that sparked conversations between the club and local Children’s Centres to begin a group for young parents across Rugby and District in an environment where they feel comfortable and safe. Having run an open day (a prelude to the group) to engage with young parents across the town Teresa and many other young parents have stated that they feel more comfortable meeting together at The Bradby Club than in many other places.
As a result of this, the Rugby Young Parent Group will begin on the 24th September 2014 – 10:30am – 12:00pm. Due to the relationships she has made with the staff and the stability of The Bradby Club, much like a lot of the senior members, Teresa keeps in regular contact with the club and often pops in to say hello, she is looking forward to the young parents group and the skills that this will teach her.
Inclusion Project Case Study
Mark is an 18 year old young person and has been accessing the Bradby Club since he was 8yrs old.
When Mark attended the local high school he found main stream education difficult. The Bradby Club was working with the school at the time with young people experiencing similar issues; the school referred Mark to the Programme as part of his modified timetable along with a day at college.
Mark was part of project from year 9 to year 11, and as the school mentioned a number of times the anchor in keeping in school. Mark also attended the open access youth club here at Bradby and participated in the various activities available such as sporting competitions and coaching awards and outdoor education residential trips. The Bradby Club provided a safe and fun alternative to mainstream lessons which enable Mark to succeed. The Bradby Club kept Mark off the street and out of trouble by providing somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to.
Through being supported through the Bradby club, Mark finished school gained the GSCE’s he needed to move on to college to do his mechanic’s course for two years. Since finishing college Mark came to the Bradby Club to gain help and support finding work, he has activity sort employment and has a number of interviews lined up with local garages.
Off-site residentials and trips Case Study
Emma, has attended the Bradby Club since she was 8yrs old, her connection with the club comes from other family members that have attended the club over the years. The Bradby Club serves an area which has high levels of deprivation and so the young people are often at risk and disadvantaged. Emma used to attend the club regularly taking part in sporting activities or hanging with friends. The Bradby Club also provided informal education around sexual health and Relationships and drugs and alcohol awareness to Emma and her Friends.
As Emma grew up she started to attend the open youth session less frequently, however still was very much involved in the activities, residentials and challenges, Emma was youngest person to ever complete Clubs For Young People’s annual 100 mile canoe test, and has recently been involved in the challenge again 2012. In 2013 she also completed our senior members training at Outward Bound in Aberdovey and took part in canal trips and other activities. Due to relationships and stability of the Bradby Club like a lot of the senior members Emma keeps in contact and regularly pops in to say hello and is still keen to be involved in any outdoor activities.
These trips and residential opportunities have broadened Emma’s horizons, challenged her and given her the focus to reach her true potential. The skills and achievements gained through these has moulded her future by setting solid foundations of determination, team work and leadership which she carries with her into all aspects of her life.