Accessibility Statement
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Birmingham Connect to Support

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Within Preparation for Adulthood, there are 2 teams who provide support to different groups of young adults. Please see the details below about these teams and what support they offer.

We are a service that works collaboratively across Birmingham to help young people, aged 14—30, transition into adulthood. We want to improve outcomes for young people by connecting them to services and community projects in their local area.

We support young people aged 14-30 who:

  • Have Additional Needs
  • Have statutory health and social care assessments
  • Have received a young carers assessment in the last 12 months
  • Are in care or who have left the care system
  • Are attending Special Schools and Special Colleges
  • Are a household member, aged between 16-25, who lives with a young person receiving PFA support

The B.R.I.D.G.E Team stands for Building resilience, independence, direction, guidance and empowerment.

We support young people and younger adults with multiple risk factors, such as those who are homeless, have mental health difficulties, have endured trauma, are at risk of causing harm to themselves or who are part of the criminal justice system.

We are a new service that works collaboratively across the whole of Birmingham. We do not replace any statutory services.

We support young people aged 14-30 who:

  • Have endured trauma and / or have mental health difficulties either diagnosed or undiagnosed
  • Have a vulnerability that could pose a risk or cause harm to themselves or others
  • Are at risk of offending
  • Are at risk of being exploited
  • Are currently a part of the criminal justice system (CJS) as an adult or young person either in custody or in the community
  • Are leaving the CJS or a statutory service who require support
  • Are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness
  • Need support in at least one of our four key areas:
    • Health
    • Housing
    • Employment
    • Friends, relationships and community
Last updated: 11/16/2021

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