Roses Charitable Trust
Many of the youngsters come from difficult home environments in areas experiencing acute deprivation and social exclusion. Often these experiences have a knock on effect to their own behaviour, happiness, health and well-being.
The market for RCT courses typically includes:
- Young carers deprived of their childhood by the responsibilities of caring for family members and in need of a break from their caring role at home.
- Vulnerable young people offered staged transition of care and support by Social Services enabling them to develop independence and gainful employment.
- Children who have experienced difficulties with the mainstream school curriculum attending special schools designed to enable development of foundation and technical/enterprise skills.
- Community groups from areas where opportunities are limited or life circumstances challenging for young people.
RCT achieves these objectives in many ways including allowing the young people to have fun, fresh air, healthy food, exercise and to be themselves, encouraging interaction with others of a similar age and participating in new activities such as rock climbing, and water sports.
Each course comprises of up to 14 young people accompanied by two adult leaders. Courses are available all year round but typically are booked between April and October.
‘I feel so much better in myself and it has made me think about how I can overcome challenges in day to day life.’ Young Person, Connect Youth Project, 2016