Project name: Moving Forward + with CashBack
Age range: 10 – 25 years
Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 180
The project is aimed at autistic children and young people who are:
- Aged 10-15, from Glasgow and North Lanarkshire who have stopped engaging with school or have been excluded from school.
- Aged 16-25, from the above and other areas of West Central Scotland, who are not engaged in any positive activity.
Within both of the above strands, our focus will be autistic young people from the most disadvantaged communities i.e., those that fall within the 20% most deprived on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.
Through one-to-one coaching and group work, we will assist participants to build their confidence and develop strategies to improve their resilience and mental health. We will introduce participants to their peers, reducing isolation and fostering a sense of belonging. Previous Moving Forward+ with CashBack graduates will act as positive role models, providing inspiration and helping participants to raise their own aspirations. As healthier and happier citizens, project participants will be better equipped to re-engage with education and move on into other positive destinations. They will also be far less likely to become involved in the criminal justice system, either as victims or perpetrators of crime.
Areas where the project will be delivered:
East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire
Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment
Please find a link here to National Autistic Society Scotland’s Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) in respect of this CashBack for Communities project.