Please find below a link to the referral form (online version in English only, translations in Arabic/Tigrinya/Kurdish Sorani/Farsi/Pashto available on request):

Youth Welfare Project Referral Form

Completing this form helps us to understand individual needs so we can offer tailored support to individual clients.

Project Introduction

The Youth Welfare Project forms part of Chilypep’s ongoing pastoral support for forcibly displaced young person’s seeking asylum and/or with refugee status. We aim to help these young people navigate through the UK asylum system, signpost to additional services, connect them with social and community events and organisations and support them to access their entitlements, resolve simple needs, and provide basic support with emotional wellbeing and mental health.

The Youth Welfare Team is intended to act as a stable and reliable point of contact for clients based within Initial Accommodation Centres. This project aims to support YPs aged 18-25 through the provision of a wellbeing focused youth group, as well as support in resolving practical and immediate needs. This support varies according to the client, from referrals to specialist organisations (e.g. trafficking/exploitation), accompanied referrals to sporting, cultural, or arts organisations, to support engaging with their asylum claim and navigating the complex asylum system, while also providing the mental wellbeing they need and creative activities they can easily engage with.

This project is funded by Migrant Help, and the Youth Welfare Sheffield project forms part of a consortium of charity organisations delivering this support to clients in London, Cardiff/Swansea, Stockport/Manchester.

For enquiries please contact:

-Aidan Mascarenhas-Keyes, Youth Welfare Project Coordinator on 07816086840/Aidan.Mascarenhas-Keyes@chilypep.org.uk

-Marina Schirone, Youth Welfare Project Officer on 07519202792/marina.schirone@chilypep.org.uk

-Lucy Davies, Youth Welfare Project Assistant 07564583572