Includem donates £1000 to accelerate motorcycle appeal

Includem has donated £1000 from its own reserves to accelerate Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club’s fundraising appeal to replace their burnt out hut.

The Club was targeted by fire raisers back in November leaving the club without a base to store equipment. Two huts and items including tools, tables, chairs and a portable toilet were destroyed in the blaze at their off road course near Ballingry.

Celebrating our most valuable resource at Includem Staff Conference 2019

We wouldn’t be able to do what we do if it wasn’t for our staff. Our dedicated teams work tirelessly across the country, ensuring that as many young people and families get the support that they need to live better lives. This means that we don’t often get the chance to spend time with our colleagues from other offices. However, along with our Fun Day, our annual staff conference is one of the few times when we are able to get everyone together.

The staff conference is an opportunity to plan for the future, share achievements, acknowledge challenges, and catch up over a coffee!

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.