The Stuart Low Trust has identified a gap in provision for ‘younger people’, aged between 18 and 40 years, (grouped as 18-25s, 26-40s).
We are currently in the process of engaging people, across the 18-40 age range, who might be potential participants in the programme, to co-design it with us.
In May 2022, we piloted our ‘Material World’ programme, a 7 week project rum in partnership with National Youth Theatre. This programme was specifically designed for young people with learning difficulties and / or mental health issues. Click here to read more about the programme.
The aims of this project are:
• To enable younger people affected by social isolation to develop peer social networks
• To help younger people build their well-being and resilience and coping strategies through social interactions and mutual support
• To engage younger people in meaningful activities and contributions
• To enable younger people to engage in education, training and volunteering, moving towards paid work.
Younger People’s Voices
Participant voice is central to the way the Stuart Low Trust develops projects and we intend this process to represent best practice. To this end, we developed an online questionnaire.
To achieve a representative cross-section of the community, we asked tried to reach younger people through our activities, events within the community, social media and partners in the voluntary and statutory sector.
We will be writing up the results of our survey and sharing them soon.