Gateshead SCYP

Gateshead SCYP

Housing and Homelessness Services

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Introduction to Service

Changing Lives provide high quality floating support to Separated Children and Young People living in the Gateshead area and under the care of Gateshead Council. 

The Gateshead SCYP service supports young people, aged 16 and 17, up to their eighteenth birthday, to integrate into the local community and access services that can meet their cultural and independent needs including education and employment and health care needs. 

Staff work in a person-centred, trauma-focussed way to ensure that the young people do not face more trauma when settling into their local communities.

This service is registered with Ofsted as part of ‘Changing Lives’ Young People’s Service’.

Key Information

We offer:

  • Structured support to improve independent living skills, health and wellbeing.
  • Regular meaningful activities
  • Complete and comprehensive assessment to identify needs.
  • Signposting to external agencies
  • Cultural and religious support to help integrate into the local community.

How to Access

All referrals are made via the National Transfer Scheme to the Local Authority. 

How to Contact

You can get in touch on 0191 493 4860

Are you Eligible?

This servicer is for separated children and young people between 16 & 17 years old who are leaving care.

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