The Sea-Change Sailing Trust provides residential opportunities to young people and vulnerable adults by offering an alternative approach to learning in a structured, safe yet challenging environment.
By living and working together aboard a traditional sailing vessel they participate in a wide range of life skills and are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their contribution and group decisions. Sea-Change offers a graduated set of programmes with individual learning plans that range from entry level tasters to extended residential periods with accreditation.
The Sea-Change Sailing Trust is for young people who are:
Not in employment, education or training
Young offenders or those in danger of offending
Experiencing social exclusion
With special needs
Challenged by traditional educational settings
Considering maritime careers
The Sea-Change Sailing Trust is unique because:
Our approach concentrates on high quality personal support and training with ongoing mentoring, entrenching the development of small groups of students for the long term rather than limiting the experience to time spent aboard. The support we offer once our clients have returned home is, we believe, unique in our sector. It enables us to continue personal support after they have returned from a programme and to sustain them between programmes. As they are often from very disadvantaged backgrounds it is critical in encouraging lasting, positive outcomes that boost confidence and self-esteem.