Penumbra youth project ending after 23 years

After supporting young people in the Scottish Borders for 23 years, Penumbra’s contract to deliver the Borders youth project will end in January.

Scottish Borders Council has awarded the new contract to provide emotional health and wellbeing support for young people to Quarriers. The new Quarriers service will be in place by next month. It will operate in each secondary school in the Borders, providing a holistic model of generic support for people aged 10-18 years.

Penumbra will continue to support adults in the Borders experiencing mental health and/or homelessness issues through its Supported Living Service. It can also provide support, including for young people, through Self-directed Support (SDS) or other funding options.

Kelly Brown , Service Manager, Penumbra Borders, said: “Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people remains incredibly important to us. Over the coming months we will work closely with young people to ensure they continue to receive the best support possible, and to ensure every young person knows what options are available to them as they transfer to the new service.”

For more information, download a briefing sheet from Penumbra.

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