Working within a group to build social skills and confidence has many benefits – learning to share, take turns, negotiate, understand the need for rules and boundaries, accepting the opinion of others and building the confidence to express your own opinion. These skills transfer to home, school and the wider community, enabling young people to become effective members of society.
Within “The Dreadnought Centre” a high ratio of adult to young person is practiced within group sessions– a minimum of 1:2 and this enables young people to have access to a worker for one to one conversations / support if required.
Specific issue groups are also available – examples are young women’s / men’s group, Sibling groups, young carers, leaving care, Independent living and wheelchair users. If you have a group of young people with a specific issue / need please contact the Centre to discuss the support Dreadnought can offer.