Charity Receives National Lottery Funding

The charity is delighted that it's newly launched Skills for Life Programme has received funding from the National Lottery's Community Fund. The funding will be used to ensure high quality resources for service users and to help promote the service to reach even more young people.


Callum Thomas our Director of Operations said

"Since unveiling the programme, I have been delighted with the amount of interest we have had in the programme and look forward to starting work with the young people. The funding will be essential to ensuring the service provides high quality equipment and environments. I am extremely thankful to players of the National Lottery for making it possible"


The Skills for Life Programme is designed for young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to prepare for adulthood and independent living, a topic which is a huge challenge for young people with conditions such as Autism.


The programme looks to teach young people in key areas such as:

- Cooking and Nutrition

- Cleaning and Hygiene

- Washing and Other Domestic Chores

- Accessing Health and Social Care Services

- Managing Personal Relationships

- Accessing the Community and Travelling (Public Transport)

- Looking For and Accessing Work and Post 18 Education


We're still looking for young people between the ages of 13 and 25 with diagnosed Special Educational Needs who live in Medway to join the programme in it's early stages to help us assess it's effectiveness. To find out more and enrol on the programme, families can email: frontlineservices@raisingyouth.co.uk