The LIFE project is a one week intensive course that provides an opportunity for us to engage with young people aged 13-17 years.
LIFE courses are run by a number of authorities nationwide and have been running in East Sussex since 2005.
These young people;
- May be struggling in the community and been identified as being at risk of offending or have been identified as an offender.
- Or are struggling at home and in need of some constructive, positive influence to help cope with low self-esteem.
The legacy of the course will be a change in outlook for those who participate and the reduction in the likelihood of their continuing to commit offences or becoming embroiled in either anti-social or criminal behaviour.
For those with low self-esteem, the course will provide an impetus for self improvement and self belief.
There are places for 14 young people on each course and we aim to run 6 courses a year.
Currently the courses are held alternately in Bexhill and Hove but young people can be referred from across East Sussex.
To open up opportunities for more referrals across the whole of East Sussex we will be increasing the number of fire stations where the courses can be held.
You can contact us for more details and to make a referral or you can complete a referral form [pdf, 1.1M, opens in new tab] and send it to us at our contact address.
This news report about the LIFE course appeared on BB South Today on Wednesday 30 May 2012