Welcome to Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service
y.e.s. provides a confidential, non-judgemental and informal service for young people between the ages of 11 and 25 within Colchester and Tendring, who are facing difficulties in their lives.
If you are facing homelessness and need housing advice, if you are having family problems, if you are feeling low, depressed or suicidal, if you need advice about debts or would like to check you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to, if you are teenager and are pregnant, if you are a young family who needs support, or if you need a CV, training or work advice, then y.e.s. can help you.
y.e.s. can provide help and support with many problems that you may be experiencing – and if we can’t help you ourselves then we will find someone who can, and will support you in getting that help.
EARLY HELP SUPPORT/FAMILY INNOVATION
The Essex Family Innovation Fund (FIF) has been a huge success with in excess of 10,000 referrals since 2015 and at The Colchester & Tendring Youth Enquiry Service we have accepted 400 of those counselling referrals for 11-25 year olds and around 200 for 6-10 year olds. Sadly however, this project will close on the 31st March 2019.
Please see the communication below from Essex County Council regarding this:
The current Family Innovation Fund (FIF) contract ends in March 2019. Essex County Council is continuing to commit to early intervention and now in the process of awarding FIF Grants for 1st April 2019. However, because of developments in early help services, for example the newly established Family Hubs, together with significant financial challenges, the funding has been reduced and the FIF model adapted accordingly.
Parenting, Counselling and Mediation services will not be recommissioned by ECC under FIF 5 from 2019. Therefore providers delivering this support will stop taking referrals for those FIF funded services with immediate effect. This will ensure providers can conclude any work with children, young people and families by the end of our contracts in March 2019.
However Y.E.S. is still providing a Counselling service for 11-25 year olds and Teenage Pregnancy and young Parent support work. If you would like to make a referral for either of these services please fill in the referral form below and someone will contact you shortly.
Follow this link for local services www.essexpartnership.org
Thank you for your patience in this matter.
For a friendly chat, or further information, call us on 01206 710771, use the ‘Contact Us’ option, or pop in to see us at 9 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN
“If you need help, the answer is y.e.s. – supporting young people.”