The Bridges Project
The Bridges Project supports young people in East Lothian. The project aims to help young people to make a safe transition to adult responsibilities, including independent living, employment, further education and training.
The Project offers a range of services for young people from East Lothian.
The Transitions Team works with young people to help them improve their social, educational and emotional development and to safely negotiate the next steps in their transition through school and onward to life after school.
MS1. This team is led by the Transitions Coordinator who delivers casework support to senior phase pupils at risk of leaving school with no positive destination identified, and includes a Transitions Support Worker for Young Carers (East Lothian). A Personal Development Worker (13 to 18 years) completes the team and the focus of this work is to increase personal confidence, improve self-esteem, increase resilience and coping strategies through externally supervised counselling and therapeutic interventions.
Way2Work service work with supportive local employers to provide flexible opportunities for unpaid work practice placements. The aim of the service is to help young people to acquire the ‘soft’ employability skills which are so valued by employers.
The Skills for Life team offer a range of learning opportunities, including:
- Homemaker service offers support for young tenants and prospective young tenants in East Lothian on a one-to-one basis and in small groups. The SQA accredited Tenancy Award in also available in conjunction with Borders College.
- The Tutor service offers one to one and group tutoring for young people aged 13 to 21 years. It has a focus on improving basic literacy and numeracy skills and enabling young people to improve functional educational skills required for college, employment and adult life.
- Group activity programme provides a much needed social space and opens up opportunities for young people to explore personal creativity, develop collaborative working skills and become reconnected with other young people.
Intended Client Groups:
- Young People
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Provider's Address
Unit 1, Bogpark Road
Mondays to Fridays 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
Provider's Name: Bridges Project
Bridges Project is a charity which provides a number of services to assist young people manage transitions into adulthood and life beyond school. We work across East Lothian and Midlothian. Our services are offered on a voluntary basis and are free and confidential.
Our objectives are to assist young people with:
- Improving their employability, training and education related skills
- Managing their move to independent living
- developing skills which will help them manage a job, a house, relationships etc
- becoming more active members of the community
- realising their potential
We welcome enquiries about our work and if you want to find out more, please feel free to contact us by email or telephone