(Questions and answers for young people)
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Some young people face extreme and multiple difficulties in their lives and evidence shows their chances of developing problems in relation to drug and alcohol use are increased as a result of these. The work of Route 98 is carried out in consideration of these intersecting problems and seeks to work with the most vulnerable and marginalised young people in society.
Building on the success of our previous BBC Children in Need funded project,
Route 98 is an independent drug and alcohol service providing information, advice and support to vulnerable young people aged 11-19 in Cardiff.
Our work with the most vulnerable young people in the city includes regular outreach to hostels and supported houses ensuring we keep in contact with the hardest to reach young people.
OUR AIMS ARE TO:
- Reduce young people’s substance misuse
- Improve young people’s ability to make informed choices about risky practices.
- Increase Young People’s aspirations
- A fast referral process
- One to one assessment and ongoing support
- Fast and flexible outreach service
- Crisis intervention
- Harm reduction information and advice regarding all substances
- Referral to clinical services and counselling
- Advice on blood-borne viruses and overdose
- Harm reduction group work
- Complementary therapies
- Relaxation groups
- Anxiety management
- Access to volunteering opportunities
- Support for young people in transition to adult services.
A young person may refer themselves or can be referred by parents, carers, health professionals, teachers, social workers or other agencies. We work with young people aged 11-19.
Our rapid response to referrals and enquiries reflects the needs of vulnerable young people. We do not operate a waiting list and where possible we aim to set appointments at the point of contact.
If you would like to refer a young person, please contact Ross Woodfield on 02920407407 or mobile 07730952690