The SCG provide a meeting place and base for activities for local people in the UK.
We provide a place to meet, hold social, cultural and educational activities for all ages and a place for people to get involved in the community’s life.
The aim is to improve people’s quality of life by contributing to the social, physical, economic, educational and environmental well being of the community.
The benefits of on the community include:
- Providing the opportunity for people to be involved in a wide range of learning, social and physical activities
- Promoting individual and community involvement and well being
- Promoting social inclusion for people with difficulties which prevent them becoming involved
- Providing opportunities for the community to meet and mix
- Provides facilities for the development of the recreational, cultural and personal welfare of members of that community
The graph below was a qualitative survey carried out on young people who either attend our events or workshops or use our online services. The results showed the positive impact on the work we do here at the SCG
OUR TARGET MARKET
"WE AIM TO HELP THE 16-30 YEAR OLDS"
THEIR CURRENT SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS
- 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.
- Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone about their problems, mainly because they did not want other people to know that they were struggling.
- More than half (58 per cent) did not think that asking for help would solve the problem.
Half of young people said they feel the pressures of getting a job are greater than they were a year ago and more than a third said they did not feel in control of their job prospects.
The eighth Index, based on a survey of 2,215 young people aged 16 to 25, revealed many feel their circumstances are trapping them.
Dame Martina Milburn, chief executive at the Prince’s Trust said: “This report paints a deeply concerning picture of a generation who feel their ability to shape their own future is slipping away from them.
"It’s shocking how many feel so desperate about their situation and it is vital that we support them to develop the confidence and coping skills they need to succeed in life.”
The rise of living costs is also a major issue for young people, with 37 per cent of those who felt their lives were out of their control worried their living costs are going up faster than their wages and salary.
Of those surveyed, 42 per cent said traditional goals such as buying a house or getting a steady job were unrealistic and 34 per cent said they thought they will have a worse standard of living than their parents did.
Almost a fifth said they "don’t believe they can change their circumstances if they want to" and 16 per cent said they "think their life will amount to nothing, no matter how hard they try".
Prof Louise Arseneault, ESRC mental health leadership fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, said: "Given the profound uncertainty surrounding recent political events and the fact that young people face the worst job prospects in decades, it's not surprising to read that one in four young people aged 16 to 25 don’t feel in control of their lives.
Of those who do not feel they are in control of their lives, 61 per cent said they felt this was because they lack self-confidence, and that this holds them back.
A range of factors that may contribute to young people not feeling in control of their lives have been highlighted by the Index.
One in 10 young people said they did not know anyone who "really cares" about them, 45 per cent felt stressed about body image and 37 per cent said they felt stressed about coping with work or school, the report found.
The Youth Index showed that many feel confused, and 44 per cent of those surveyed claimed they don’t know what to believe because they read conflicting things in the media about the economy.
Below is a survey that was carried out to identify the key areas that young people are facing on a day to day. The participants were that of our users at the SCG. The chart represents four outlined areas that young people are facing in the UK. Therefore, we aim to deal with these calamities and ensure that we build a better world where young people are empowered to create the extra-ordinary.
Jasmine Cannon-Ikurusi said: “The single most important thing we can do to empower these young people is to help them into a job, build their talents or business ideas, an education course or on to a training programme.
Now, more than ever, we at the SCG must work together to provide the support and opportunities they need to unlock a brighter future. Additionally, We aim to give young people the confidence to deal with their mental health needs and consistently support them as part of our ongoing work to help them overcome emotional well-being challenges.
During this year we will aim to support 1,000 disadvantaged young people to develop confidence and skills to succeed in life. We want to build a better generation that can be the change we need in our world. We will bring out their talents and enable them to be a catalyst in our nation.