Bettina our Reconnect Coach/Coordinator is overseas mentoring Lorraine Orkney from McAuley Works on her ISS (International Specialised Skills Institute) Fellowship. Lorraine is writing a research paper on best practice delivery for women and youth services. Bettina and Lorraine have been visiting services in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow. Along with mentoring and supporting Lorraine, Bettina has visited The Princes Trust in Birmingham and Glasgow service to observe and discuss current projects aimed at empowering disadvantaged youth and youth with barriers into sustainable employment through study and training.
Her focus for the visit is on breaking down barriers and recovering from trauma; how do these services deliver outcomes and what can be adapted and brought from her learnings to our youth programs here at YCC.
Follow Bettina’s journey here: https://reconnectcoach7.wixsite.com/website