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Right There

Last updated: 12th July 2024

Type of service:

Voluntary

Need supported:

  • Accommodation / Homelessness
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Personal Development
  • Re-integration
  • Women
  • Young People

Aim/Purpose:

The support workers at Right There work closely with the young people in their accommodation and tailor the service to meet the individuals’ needs and work in partnership with young people through person centred support planning and reviews. The service supports young people with areas such as: daily living skills, employment, training or education, budgeting, relationship breakdown, drugs or alcohol misuse and mental health. Therefore, the young people can be assisted to acquire practical skills to maintain a permanent tenancy. Right There – The counselling support offered to young people helps reduce the increased risk of using or experimenting with drugs and alcohol due to life experiences, trauma, current circumstances including history of parent/carer drug or alcohol misuse.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • Adolescent (17 and under), Young adult (18-35)

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Self-referral

Homelessness/Accommodation Issues for anyone aged 16 – 25 years. All referrals come through the Orkney Islands Council Housing Service and Homeless Department. Commissioned by Orkney Islands Council. Right There Referrals -Self, family, GPs, CMHT, CAMHS, other services and agencies.

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Further Information:

Right There provides supported accommodation for homeless young people in Orkney (16-25). The service aims to provide a safe and secure environment to assist young people acquire a range of independent living skills in their transition from homelessness into permanent tenancies. Right There also provide counselling for 16–25-year-olds, Youth Counsellors hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Certificate in counselling children and young people, Counsellors are registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Youth Counsellors use a range of methods and identify what is most suitable for the young person, this includes psychodynamic and therapeutic counselling, play and art therapy to support the young person to explore feelings, emotions, and experiences and supports the development of healthier coping mechanisms.