YMCA South Devon has been working in Torbay for over a decade with young people that find mainstream education a struggle to cope with. We provide support for young people that have been excluded or are at risk of being excluded, by providing them support with their emotional and social needs, we also support those whose particular needs mean that they fall between a mainstream and specialist school. By treating each young person as an individual, understanding that each of them comes to us with a complex range of needs we are able to design a bespoke package that meets their particular requirements, and enables them to feel more confident and able to make the right choices. Our experience and knowledge of young people enables us to understand the behaviours they portray, allowing us to provide for them in a unique way, tailored specifically to their needs.
Our 1:1 service offers different activities and sessions, our facilities at the YMCA include a woodland area with log cabin, for forest school activities, two well equipped kitchens for cooking and baking, a sports hall, an outside basket ball court, a garden for growing vegetables and flowers and computers and laptops for more formal learning. Being situated in such a lovely part of the country means that we also have a vast range of places on our doorstep that we utilise regularly; the beaches, parks, headlands and moors, various museums, swimming pools, Paignton Zoo etc are all visited regularly.