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.
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.
Glengormley - 028 9521 7285
Health & Social Care Board