What is the Aim of Project Unity?
Project Unity supports pregnant women and young mums with care experience to engage with services, access practical and emotional support and learn new life skills. During this project, NYAS Cymru aims to keep families together, wherever possible.
The participants in Project Unity can also get involved in projects with other young women who have similar experiences. This project provides confidence building, access to resources and grants, housing support and budgeting guidance.
How Can Project Unity Help?
Project Unity takes a trauma-informed approach to support young mothers. The project aims to help young care experienced women to overcome any barriers that may prevent them from accessing support. Project Unity provides young women with the following support:
- 1-1 mentoring and advice
- Individualised intensive support, and formal advocacy
- Advice and assistance on managing benefits, budgeting and tenancies
- Advice, education and training on healthy relationships and other subjects
- Representation when trying to navigate systems and processes
- Signposting to intervention services when required
- Access to training/education and employment opportunities
- Information about rights and entitlements
You can explore the impact of Project Unity in the latest project evaluation report. This is also available to read in Welsh.
Learn more about this project by downloading the leaflet below, which is also available in Welsh.
The support was incredible. You referred me to all the right classes and places. You helped me with my housing. My confidence has shot up. I made new friends and gained new qualification/skills because of you. I now have new opportunities and I feel like myself again.
Care Experienced Young Mum, Project Unity
Unity have made a difference in my life by being with me every step of the way. You have someone who will stand up for you, and fight for you when you need it.
Care Experienced Young Mother, Project Unity
Got More Questions?
If you have further questions about Project Unity, or the additional support offered by NYAS Cymru, just get in touch.Make a Referral
Support in Wales
NYAS offers similar services across England and Wales. However, some services differ, and some are unique to Wales. If you are looking to access any of NYAS’ services across Wales, you’ll find all the information you need right here.
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