"“To protect and shield those most vulnerable”"
At HSO, children and young people are more than the difficulties or challenges they experience, they are individuals to be valued, nurtured and encouraged to be the best they can be. Everyone deserves the opportunity to find the best of who they are and for some this comes with support and guidance. It is important that children and young people are equipped with the skills and mindset to enable them to be successful across all aspects of their lives. Children and young people are at the centre of what we do, and we are passionate about ensuring that they are able to meet their full potential, whatever hurdles they might face.
HYGGE (Hue-Gah) – “To provide comfort and warmth to those who need to feel safe”
This programme works to support children, young people and their families who are at risk of becoming homeless, are facing homelessness and are in need of support and guidance. Working together with existing external services, our aim is to provide HYGGE to those in need; from guidance and relevant signposting to letter writing and advice on navigating Universal Credit, payment plans and actions plan. HYGGE is there to offer Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing support to those who have been affected by financial difficulties or breakdowns in relationships. Working with individuals and families to encourage them to feel empowered and able to build a sense of self-worth and independence when tackling the paperwork and burdens these situations can bring.
With a growing need to identify those most vulnerable and to protect and raise awareness of the susceptibility of criminal exploitation and County Lines, HYGGE will also work to support children and young people. With an emphasis on early intervention, children and young people are guided through topics such as exploitation, healthy relationships, peer pressure and online use to ensure that they are able to lead healthy and safe lives within their schools, homes and wider communities. Person-centred 1:1 sessions will be tailored to cover any emerging areas or presenting areas of concern, encouraging the pupils to build on their self-esteem, and their sense of self-worth to enable them to make safer and healthier choices. They will be supported to feel empowered and able to become more independent in their positive and safe behaviour choices whilst also beginning to develop an understanding of the impact their current behaviours are having on them, their peers and their families.
What we provide:
Mental Health and Wellbeing support to children, young people and their families
1:1 45 minutes session to assess areas of need to ensure the remaining 3 sessions are impactful and effective.
1:1 45 minutes advice, support and guidance sessions (1 session per week for 3 weeks)
1:1 person-centred and tailored sessions for those identified as susceptible and at risk of County Lines.
Support and signposting to external services should areas of need require more targeted support.
Training sessions for adults working with children and young people to help identify the early signs of emerging or presenting needs to highlight those who are at risk of criminal exploitation
All staff are fully trained and are Enhanced DBS checked