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Nature a respite from chaotic life

Time in the outdoors proves to be a springboard for success

Venture Trust features in The Scotsman showcasing the positive impact on young people by focusing on intensive personal development acquiring life skills such as communication, building positive relationships with others, self-management and taking responsibility for actions. However, it is not enough to just provide a respite from a chaotic life. All of these young people then have to return to the environment and the catalysts that led to them being referred to Venture Trust in the first place. It is the help that each participant receives that then allows them to build upon what they have learnt and make positive changes in their life. A plan is devised together with the participant, outlining goals they would like to achieve, and with one-to-one support, working out a way to get there. This might be to find a home, kick an addiction, and ultimately to gain independence through education or employment. Through its partners, Venture Trust helps the individuals to find work experience, prepare a CV, gain volunteering roles and get on the road to achieving qualifications.

To read the full story please pop over to the Scotsman website.

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