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Launch of new service for young people - Minding the Gap

C&I is partnering with local specialist organisations to launch a new service Minding the Gap which aims to fill the gaps in support that is currently available for young people aged 16 - 24.

The project which was commissioned by Camden Council and the Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will see us join with Catch 22, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, The Brandon Centre, The Anna Freud Centre, The Winch and The Integrate Movement.

A group of 16 to 24-year-olds from Camden are taking a lead role in designing and implementing the new service. A Young People's Board, comprised of young people from the borough, are involved at every stage of the process from design to delivery. They have already been working on plans with the Council for a number of months.

The Young People's Board is currently working with delivery partners and architects on the design of the new space where the service will operate from and is also working on a name for the building. There will be further opportunities for local young people to get involved, including recruiting staff, designing the building, delivering the service and setting up a new social enterprise at the premises.

A renovated building near Swiss Cottage will be made available to young people as an exciting new space, where they can feel safe and seek out the support they need. A multidisciplinary team, working across the borough, will help young people in in many areas of their life - whether that is education or employment, housing, social care or health and wellbeing.

A social enterprise will be based at the new space and young people will be involved in decisions about what the business should be, how it looks and what it sells, as well as promoting it to customers and the community.

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