New Advice Centre Opens To Young Islanders

12th January 2018
A new drop-in advice centre for young islanders was opened this afternoon.
‘The Link’ will be the new home of the Youth Enquiry Service – also known as the YES project – on the corner of Don Road and Columberie.
The service used to be based around the corner at the St James’ Centre, but the move lets all of the YES project’s services come together in one place, for young people who need information, advice or counselling.
The Link is able to have more staff available to support staff, as a result of extra funding given following the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.

Volunteers and support workers will be on hand to offer advice or signpost young people to the right services.

Youth Officer Mark Capern explains what the facility will offer:
“The aim of The Link is to connect young people to the services they might need. As well as providing a non-judgemental listening ear for young people up to the age of 25, it’ll be a one-stop-shop for information and advice.”
The Link will also host one-off events from other groups like the Prince’s Trust and Skills Jersey.

The new centre was designed to be an open and relaxed environment.

The Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, spoke of the service’s importance as he unveiled the plaque at the centre this afternoon:

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