£190,000 funding to support young people in Greater Glasgow
Two new projects supporting care experienced young people in and around Glasgow have been given the go-ahead thanks to a funding windfall of £190,000.
Both projects will use the award to provide a peer mentoring service for young people who have experience of being in care, offering them support, advice and guidance from someone who has been there too.
The first project, run by charity Ypeople, will provide a community based service, aimed at building safe and trusting relationships for young people using peer mentoring.
The second project will be run by Up-2-US, and will offer a range of peer mentoring for particularly vulnerable care experienced young people who can benefit from contact with an adult who has ‘walked in their shoes’.