Evaluation of our Transition Support Service

A recent evaluation report by academics from the University of Dundee and the University of Massachusetts has found our Transition Support Service is “highly effective” in helping young people achieve independent living.

Our Transition Support Service exists to provide young people aged 14 – 25 years with additional support to confidently live an independent life, beyond Includem’s support.

Music set to play a part in improving life chances

A music project designed to engage young people we work with is being rolled out across the country.

We have had great success in using music groups to help young people in Glasgow, so now we are rolling this project out across all our teams, in partnership with the Musicares project.

Musicares is delivered by the team who run Musicplus+, a mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre and supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative. Musicares is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland: Young Start, with previous support from Life Changes Trust.

I Do Not Speak, a poem by Wiktoria

Here we go… My name is Wiktoria, I’m 16 years old and currently still in school.

I wrote a poem called ‘I Do Not Speak’ earlier on this year which explores different aspects of my personal journey through various mental health issues which are often discussed yet rarely understood. Therefore, it was very important to me to share my own story including both sides of my battle with mental illness, as well as the process of my recovery.

Claire & Jodie swim Loch Lomond for the Young Person’s Fund!

Swimming in the freezing waters of a Scottish loch isn’t exactly everyone’s idea of fun, but that’s exactly what Claire and Jodie did – all to raise money for our Young Person’s Fund!

These two Glasgow Child Development Officers took on the Go Swim Loch Lomond challenge recently. They swam for an icy 1500 metres across the loch, raising a fantastic £750 in the process.

Includem Fun Day 2019 - our busiest and best yet!

Our annual Fun Day for young people and families is always a fantastic event, and this year was no exception.

We welcomed more than 350 young people from all over the country to The Peak in Stirling for a day full of activities, food and, of course, fun!

Young people and their families enjoyed a range of activities across the course of the day including football, sand art, henna tattoos, face and nail painting, hair styling, ice skating and go-kart racing. Not forgetting the bouncy castle, petting zoo and chocolate fountain!