There are several providers that offer support to young people, which will help you to deal with issues and challenges that you might face. For example, you might need support with deciding what to do after leaving school after 4th year, or you might find it hard dealing with money matters by yourself. These organisations can help.
SCYD offers help to young people (aged 16-25) in Blairgowrie, Rattray, Strathmore and The Glens who face serious barriers to work, training or further education. This includes:
The Hub, in Perth City Centre, supports young people who face barriers to employment. This support includes:
The Y Futures project from YMCA Perth provides support to young people (aged 16 to 25), including:
Perth Citizens’ Advice Bureau (Perth CAB) offers advice and support on all aspects of money management. You can access this support at Perth CAB (in the city centre) or at community venues. All services are available as one-to-one chats or for groups.
Positive Futures is suitable for people for all ages and will help you with: confidence with money, money management and budgeting, saving and borrowing, money skills for employment or self-employment, and dealing with debt.
The Welfare Rights Team offers free, confidential welfare rights advice and representation. This includes:
PUSH offers the i-Work programme to adults facing barriers to work. The programme helps you make progress by developing work skills in the Reuse Shop or Warehouse, such as customer service, IT skills, admin or gardening. You’ll be supported along every step by peer mentors and experienced staff.
If you’re a young person (aged 16-25) and you’d like to get support from our Employability or Financial providers, simply visit the websites of any of the organisations we’ve listed on this page. They will give you details of how to contact them. There is often a drop-in service, too, so you don’t usually need an appointment.
If they need to, they can help by recommending any of the other providers to you.