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Cyrenians

2020 - 2023 Grant Offer

£419,000

2020 - 2023 Young People Target

380

Project name: Keeping Families Together with CashBack for Communities

Age range: 12 years +

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 380

Over three years we will work alongside Scotland’s five secure units supporting young people and families to rebuild their relationships with the aim, where possible, of enabling young people (aged 12+) to return to their family home. Cyrenians will offer a combination of mediation, practical support and conflict resolution workshops at two stages: the point of admission and with those who are in the process of returning home.

Mediation

Skilled Mediators offer 1-to-1 meetings with individual family members before bringing families together for facilitated conversations. Working with young people, parents/carers and siblings to encourage them to try new communication approaches which result in more positive relationships within families and in their wider interactions with others.

Practical Support

Family Outreach Workers develop individual support plans for each family member, on the issues they identify as causing additional strain on family relationships.

Conflict Resolution Workshops

Interactive workshops for young people who have been identified by secure unit staff as struggling with conflict – promoting better communication and reducing the potential for future conflict. Our six week ‘Fight or Flight’ workshops skill up young people to better manage anger, build stronger relationships and limit the negative consequences of conflict.

 

Areas where project will be delivered:

Edinburgh – Edinburgh Secure Services

Renfrewshire – The Good Shepherd Centre and Kibble Safe Centre East Dunbartonshire – St Mary’s Kenmure

Angus – Rossie Secure Care

Where possible additional support will be offered in the local communities where families live.