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Project information

Youth intervention service

An intervention service in Kent to tackle any youth incidents involving drugs, alcohol or anti-social behaviour. Available to schools, police, agencies, etc. and to provide one to one, group and family counselling. Our services are under threat from statutory funding cuts.

April 2011 - March 2012

Charity information: The Kenward Trust

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  • Need


    Tackling issues that affect young people:
    - drug taking
    - underage and binge drinking
    - smoking
    - solvents
    - legal highs
    - sexual health
    - anti-social behaviour.

    Long term benefits will include prevention of ill health, addiction, crime, social exclusion, family breakdown, etc. This will reduce cost to other public services.


    The intervention will use the best methods for the person and issue. Using one to one, group and family counselling as well as interactive and innovation educational methods to engage young people. A number of weekley sessions would be provided, which is an improvement on current brief intervention initiatives, and results will be measured through questionnaires and potentially research in partnership with Kent University.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reduce the problem behaviour (drug, alcohol, etc as described earlier).


    » A range of methods will be used (as described earlier). The response will be case specific.

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured by questionnaire and special research projects.

  • Impact


    Change in attitude. Measured by research project.


    Lack of awareness of its availability. Marketing resource is needed. We are building lists of key potential contacts and planning to make regular contact through various channels including email.


    Regular report on number of young people and families seen, by area, and the outcome/result.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £150,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £150,000 staff costs team of 6 workers

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    grant making trust £25,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Throughout Kent


    Mainly at risk, under privileged youth but also across social classes.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have 14 years' experience delivering youth work.
    We have 42 years' experience in delivering drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes and we currently provide the West Kent community drug and alcohol services as commissioned by Kent County Council.
    We also have a youth homelessness project in Margate and an offender resettlement team.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    John Shanley

    John Shanley is the Youth Services Team Leader. He is passionate about youth work and recovery, as is the whole the team.

Youth Services Team Leader

Youth Services Team Leader


one hour of counselling / mentoring