We at Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust have been extremely busy since our last newsletter. The staff on our Working Group have successfully managed to link in with young people in our residential services, getting them involved in the recent staff interviews, and what a great job they did too! Young people’s participation in shaping our services is crucial if we are going to get our service delivery right, so it is great that more young people are becoming involved.
Coming up to the Festive season is always a busy time when working alongside young people. We have had the Dean Christmas card competition which saw 16 entries – all of them winning cards. It was difficult to choose two to print and adopt as the Dean Christmas Cards 2018. We have lots of things organised for young people over the Christmas period and will continue to have a 24hr telephone service over this period. A drop-in will also be available on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day for any young person to come along to. Details of all events can be found HERE.
Excitingly, we had two older people approach us who were once resident in the Dean Orphanage, asking us to see if we had any information in our archives about the time they were in our care. Jean Shaw was such an inspiring lady and we were all transfixed by her stories about her time in the Orphanage (read the full article here). The other enquiry came from a 99-year-old woman who was in our care with her siblings many years ago. We have managed to get quite a bit of information for both these ladies and it was such a privilege to be involved.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the Trust, the Board and all the staff who work tirelessly to improve the lives of young people and strive to ensure they reach positive destinations. Not forgetting all our Funders and Partners who support our work in so many other ways. “Thank You” to everyone – without all the wonderful work you do we would not be able to reach out to so many young people.