The Changing Tracks Project supports young people between the ages of 11-16. The project is for young people who are not in education, employment or training or who are at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training.
What the project offers
121 Support – The project offers intense 121 support with qualified youth workers who will complete an assessment of needs to break down their barriers to learning. All support is tailored to the individual needs of the young person referred and a goal plan of support is developed with the young person. Changing Tracks is voluntary for young people to engage with.
School Programme – The project also runs two full day provisions for young people at risk of disengaging from school for various reasons. The school programme offers a variety of Accreditation delivered through Agored Cymru. Examples of topics are Personal Development, Independent Living, Understanding Risks, Team Building, Essential Skills and more. During the school programme the young people will also be able to access 121 support in order to address any issues at home, school etc. The overall aim of the programme is to ensure the young person gains accreditation, stays in school or re-engages into school full time.
Transition Groups – During the summer holidays Changing Tracks provide support for Year 6 pupils that may be facing issues with regards to their transition to into comprehensive school. Issues may include: Confidence, Attendance, Behaviour, Peer relationships and more.
The summer programme will give the opportunity for young people to increase their independence, visit new schools, gain accreditation, meet new friends, address barriers to learning and most importantly better prepare them for the leap into Comprehensive School and preventing any issues in September. When engaged in Comprehensive School the young people will have the opportunity to gain 121 support should they need further support with their transition.
To refer a young person to Changing Tracks, please contact YSadmin@bridgend.gov.uk or telephone (01656) 754 920 to request a referral form.