Children, Young People & Families
We successfully engage families who feel excluded or find themselves facing complex challenges.
A Strong reputation
DISC has a strong reputation in successfully delivering support services for children, young people and families. We are regularly re-commissioned by funding services and local authorities because of our effectiveness in this area of work.
- Young carers and young adult carers
- Children and young people effected by parental substance misuse
- Young people who are lesbian, gay bi-sexual or transgender
- Young people who have queries or issues around their gender identity
We also provide wide ranging support to families through the delivery of our two Family Intervention Projects (known as FIPs).
We use a variety of psycho-social intervention methods and models such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy and neuro-linguistic programming. And we have recently developed and implemented a new systemic families therapy model which is used across our services.
Roots to re-integration
These forms of intervention, together with an asset based approach to delivery, allow us to maximise the benefits of our service provision and provide our service users with increased empowerment, heightened self-esteem, strengthened coping mechanisms and routes to re-integrate with their peers and within their local communities.
Children, young people and families services are commissioned by national organisations such as Children in Need, The Big Lottery and Comic Relief as well as by local authorities. We regularly work within partnership and consortium models to provide an holistic and more comprehensive service tailored to the individual needs of our service users. In addition we also work in an asset based approach which draws upon the strengths, aspirations and social and emotional capital of both individuals and their communities to achieve long term resilience and outcomes.
A Strong reputation
Children, Young People & Families services here at DISC enjoy a strong reputation. We are known for working successfully with children, young people and families who are considered to be the hardest to reach. We put our service users first and take their views on board at all times.
DISC promotes choice – we make sure individuals have the opportunity to make their own decisions, allowing us to put a strong focus on their needs.
- 96% of families and young people supported reported improvements to their health and well-being
- 99% of families and young people received support to access and maintain a healthy lifestyle
- 79% of families reported impovements to their family relationships, within our family intervention services
I would say if you’re transgender and if you’re having any issues or you’d like some support that DISC is a really good place to go for that support and the help that you would be looking for.
There 's always somebody that you can talk to about any issues and you just feel really at ease knowing that there’s somebody there to help you.
It’s helped me quite a lot. I’ve never really been confident in telling new people about things but DISC’s really helped me to like, open up and find who I am a bit better than what I thought.”