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EDGES Glengormley

EDGES will provide earlier intervention services for young people, who are on the edge of care, custody and/or education. 

Area Carrickfergus, Glengormley, Newtownabbey
Age Range12 - 1414 -1616 - 18
Concern Category Justice in the community

About the Programme

The EDGES Service works with both the young people and their families to prevent them from entering the care system, entering custody, becoming homeless or leaving education. EDGES Glengormley works with young people in the Glengormley, Carrickfergus and Whitehead areas – both the young person and their family must be willing to engage with the service.

‘I’m going to miss my sessions with EDGES.  I don’t want it to end but I know it has to.’ – young person.

‘I really enjoyed the healthy relationship group and although it was hard at times, I got a lot out of it.  I am going to miss my keyworker.’ – young person.

 

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Referral to EDGES must be made by a member of Local Implementation/Operation Team – contact us for more details about what this means. Referral criteria include:

  • Risk of family breakdown – eg having to leave the home/care/custody/homelessness
  • Young people presenting with challenging behaviour and/or multiple issues (eg mental health issues, drug/alcohol issues, family instability/breakdown/ school exclusion)
  • Young people at risk of committing further offences and/or entering custody

 

‘The EDGES service has helped our family and me to function better as a family and me as a person.  I will never forget you and all you have done for us.’ – parent

‘We have changed a lot for the better, feel lighter and brighter and enjoy each other’s company; we no longer fight.  I can’t believe how much has changed in so little time. I can’t thank you enough.’ – parent.

Contact Details  Glengormley - 028 9521 7285

Service Email  edges@start360.org

Funder   Health & Social Care Board

Contact Information

314a Antrim Road
Glengormley
BT36 5EG
T 028 9521 7285

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