Our advice and information drop-in can help with a wide range of issues and problems so just walk through the yellow door and let us know how we can help you.
Mentoring in CYP advice and information drop-in is one to one ongoing support tailored to each individual with the aim of supporting you to reach your goals. Sessions can range from writing CVs to helping you gain employment or improve your social skills and confidence.
The CYP advice and information drop-in is not a food bank but we can provide you with a food parcels if your benefits are delayed, stopped or reduced or for some other reason you are struggling to make ends meet. We do not have a referral process just come in and let us know what you need.
You are very welcome to visit CYP advice and information drop-In to use our phone and access the internet in order to help you look for work, sort out bills, talk to the DWP etc.
If you need help talking to someone in authority we will be happy to speak to them for you, just come and see us at the CYP advice and information drop-in.
Staff in our advice and information drop-in can help you write your CV, sharpen an existing CV, help you with interviewing technique, build your confidence.
Budgeting involves keeping track of how much money you receive and how much you are spending. It can help you prioritise important things and cut back on others. It also helps you plan for the future. A good budget plan can stop you getting into debt. The workers in our advice and information drop-in can help you to draw up a budget and support you in developing other money management skills, maximising your income and helping you reduce expenditure.
Our advice and information drop-in workers can give you one-on-one support to help you connect with the learning, training and work opportunities. In the drop-in you can access the internet for job searches, receive mentoring to set goals and discuss your ambitions, you can develop a CV and hone your interview skills. Our workers can also offer support and advice to help find the right career for you.
We do not provide accommodation but our drop-in workers can support you through the whole process of obtaining accommodation or sustaining your existing housing.
Our workers can help explain your situation to housing services and providers, when possible helping you remain in your property, supporting you to negotiate and pay rent arrears, deal with disrepair issues and supporting you with the eviction process.
They can also help you explore different housing options, explain your housing rights, look for accommodation in the private rented sector, negotiate with landlords, help you claim benefits and make referrals to specialist housing schemes.
Finally, when you find accommodation our workers can advise on your rights and responsibilities and help you with the life skills needed to sustained your tenancy.
We can provide you with friendly and expert advice on drugs and alcohol. We can help you to understand the effects of using drugs and/or alcohol and support you to reduce your use if that is what you want. If a member of your family, parent or carer is abusing drugs or alcohol we can offer you help to understand and cope with their addiction. Our services are completely confidential and we will never share what you tell us without asking your permission first. That means you can tell us things without worrying about getting into trouble with your family, your school or other people. As well as one-to-one work, we offer a range of early intervention programmes in schools, youth clubs and helping young people to make informed and safer choices.
Benefits can be complicated and hard to understand, our advice and information workers can help you find out which benefits and how much you are entitled to. They can help you apply for them including helping you complete forms both on paper and online. They can speak to the benefit agencies on your behalf and help you with appeals and medical assessments.
It doesn’t matter what is bothering you, Relationship issues, domestic abuse, family problems, debt, poverty…….. our drop-in workers are here to listen and support you. Come through the yellow door and let us know how we can help.
Our Emotional and Behavioural Support Service can offer you non-judgemental one to one weekly sessions where you can talk through any problems and help build your confidence and social skills.
To book an appointment call 01268 683431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice Plus offers one to one behavioural and emotional support and advice to young people for a range of problems including family issues, bereavement, health, emotional issues, behavioural problems, and relationship issues. They are 30 minute sessions once a week. Advice Plus is delivered by a qualified BACP accredited Counsellor in three local schools.
Come down to Waterside Skate Park on a Tuesday evening between 4 and 6:30 p.m. and get on board the Essex County Council Youth Bus. Meet cyp-yellow door workers for activities, hot chocolate, play station and information and advice on any issue which may affect you including drugs, alcohol, relationships and sexual health.
For help you can pop into our Advice and Information Drop-in through the yellow door, at St Nicholas Centre, 208 Long Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0JR, call us on 01268 683431 or 01268 514792, text 07436 102825 or email