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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York
    Descriptive info: .. Castlegate.. Support & advice for young adults aged 16 to 25.. Latest news.. follow us.. Home.. Meet the team.. The drop-in.. Information advice.. Help finding work training.. Careers guidance.. Counselling.. Sexual health.. Information for professionals.. Contact us.. Confidentiality.. Want to know more.. Survival Guide.. Your feedback.. Welcome to Castlegate.. Free and confidential information, support, advice and counselling.. to young  ...   You might want help with choosing a course, finding a job or an apprenticeship.. Maybe you need advice about benefits or help looking for somewhere to live.. You might be feeling stressed or worried and want to talk to someone.. Perhaps you just want free condoms.. Castlegate is part of the City of York Council Young People's Services.. About this website..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | Meet the team
    Descriptive info: Drop-in workers.. Meghan.. Jo.. Sarah.. Sam.. Emma.. Carla.. Helen.. Diane C.. Becky.. Counselling team.. Mary.. Senior Counsellor.. Caroline.. Wendy.. Brigitte.. Diane M.. Behind the scenes.. Chris.. Barbara.. Angela..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | The drop-in
    Descriptive info: You don’t need an appointment to come to the drop-in.. Just call in during our opening times:.. Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm.. Click the video below to see what it looks like when you get here.. Our main entrance is up the steps opposite the side entrance of Fenwicks.. We also have another  ...   you come in, a worker will greet you and ask you how they can help.. We will find somewhere to sit and talk, which can be in private if you prefer.. We can help with:.. Work and learning.. Careers advice.. Housing.. Money and benefits.. Rights.. Condoms & C Card.. Pregnancy testing and chlamydia screening..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | Information and advice
    Descriptive info: Information and advice.. Work and training.. Housing options.. Legal advice.. You can talk to us about whatever you want.. We have information on all sorts of subjects.. If we don’t have the information you need, we can usually help you find it or the best people to contact.. We also have computers and a telephone you can use if necessary.. We can help you with filling in forms, writing CVs and letters.. We will explain your options and help you make decisions for yourself.. This might be to do with practical issues, such  ...   you what to do.. We will listen.. There are all sorts of questions that young people might come to Castlegate with:.. "My dad has chucked me out and I’ve got nowhere to go tonight.. ".. "I’m not enjoying my college course and I’m thinking of leaving.. "I’m worried about my friend; I don’t think he is eating properly.. "I think I might be pregnant and I don’t know what to do next.. "I need help finding an apprenticeship.. "I feel I as though I am going crazy.. "How do I register with a doctor?"..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | Careers guidance
    Descriptive info: Are you out of work and finding difficulty in gaining employment that's right for you?.. Are you unhappy with your job or course and want to change direction?.. Would you like to study for qualifications but are not sure about what is available or what may suit you best?.. Do you have no idea what you want to do next?.. If any of these statements applies to you, a careers guidance appointment may be helpful.. Careers guidance offers you the opportunity to meet with a Careers Adviser who can support you with your decision making.. They have up-to-date knowledge about education, work and training options.. Appointments usually last between 45 minutes and an hour.. Advisers will not promote one option over another as Castlegate is not linked to any particular college or training centre.. You will be helped to:.. Consider your current  ...   to 25 if you have a disability or learning difficulty), and is by appointment only.. Call into Castlegate or contact us by phone.. (01904 555400).. to book an appointment.. Useful links.. Get Connected Now.. : careers, learning and work for young people in North Yorkshire.. Apprenticeships.. : how they work, how to apply and what opportunities are available in your area.. Futures4Me.. : the Area-Wide Prospectus, detailing your learning options and courses available in the York area and where you can seek advice.. UCAS.. : detailed information on all Higher Education courses, institutions, tuition fees and application procedures, including deadlines.. York College.. : college website.. Higher York.. : information, advice and guidance about the Higher Education choices available locally to York.. Gapyear.. com.. : everything you need to know about taking a gap year.. Future Prospects.. : employment and learning advice service..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | Counselling
    Descriptive info: Connexions at Castlegate.. Introduction.. Frequently-asked questions.. Confidentiality statement.. Feedback.. Introduction.. The aim of our counselling service is to encourage good emotional health and well being in the young people of York who are 16 - 25.. We do this by offering them the chance to reflect on their lives in depth, and to begin to take more control over them or to cope with them better.. We are a.. confidential.. and free service.. Young Minds.. :..  ...   general information on health and wellbeing.. Youth Health Talk.. : more general information on health and wellbeing.. Childline.. : urgent help for younger teenagers.. Rethink.. Uthink.. pages about mental health problems.. B-eat.. : information and support for people with eating disorders.. National Self-Harm Network.. : support site for people who self harm.. It's Good to Talk.. : explaining about different kinds of talking therapies.. Hiwecanhelp.. : if drugs are having a negative effect on your loved ones..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | Sexual health
    Descriptive info: In the drop-in you can get information and support on all sorts of sexual health issues.. We can also support you to access other services such as the Young People’s Sexual Outreach Team.. The drop-in service is confidential and provides:.. free condoms.. pregnancy tests.. chlamydia screening.. support and information.. We will try to answer any question you may have.. We can’t give medical advice or diagnose symptoms, but we will help you find someone who can.. C-Card condom registration scheme.. The C-Card is a small card available to anyone aged 16 to 25.. Having a  ...   you register:.. We will explain our confidentiality policy to you.. We will ask your date of birth and the first 4 letters of your postcode.. This is used for monitoring purposes.. You will be given condoms, information about the scheme and how to use condoms and information about other sexual health services in York.. Once you have your C-Card, the next time you call in all you have to do is show the card to a worker in the drop-in.. They'll record your C-card number and give you your free condoms – it’s that simple!..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | Information for professionals
    Descriptive info: Castlegate is funded by the City of York Council which means that, unfortunately, we can only offer a service to young adults who are residents of York.. If we cannot help we will signpost to an organisation that can support them.. Working with under-16s.. Most information, advice and guidance for under 16s is based in schools and youth centres, and these are usually the most appropriates place for an under-16 to access support.. If a young person under 16 comes to Castlegate, we make an assessment of the young person’s needs and then provide a supported referral to the appropriate agency.. Referring young adults to Castlegate.. Young adults can call in to Castlegate during the drop-in times for information and/or support.. They do not need to make an appointment and do not need to be formally referred.. However, if the young adult you are working with would prefer support in accessing our services, please feel free to contact us.. We would encourage you to do this when you are together.. The young adult can then speak to a worker, arrange a time to meet and will then have a named worker to ask for.. This process also means that all are aware of any information that is being shared.. If they would like your support in accessing Castlegate please feel free to come along too.. Counselling placements.. Castlegate does offer counselling placements to people undertaking Postgraduate Diploma courses which are accredited by BACP.. Recruitment takes place once a year in the summer, and notification is sent to York St.. John University and Leeds Metropolitan University.. The placement is often advertised in the York Press Volunteer section.. Interviews are held in June/July and the successful candidate is required to take an enhanced CRB check for this position.. We also require candidates to demonstrate at least two years experience of working with young people in a relevant capacity (i.. e.. mentoring, youth work, teaching).. Services for young adults at Castlegate.. Drop-in.. The drop-in is staffed by Advice Workers.. All staff are highly experienced and well trained.. Young adults can be supported both practically and emotionally; for example.. Finding out about their housing options and housing rights.. Advice on benefits.. Help with employment, training and education..  ...   wrong.. Chlamydia screening.. the young adults can leave a urine sample, which is posted to Yorscreen for testing.. They are then contacted directly by Yorscreen if necessary.. Pregnancy tests.. : young adults can have a pregnancy test there and then.. This is offered in conjunction with support both before and after the test by a trained worker, plus information and/or referral or signposting to appropriate services.. Counsellors are also at hand if needed.. Counselling.. Career guidance.. We offer career guidance appointments for 16– to 19-year olds (and those up to 25 with special needs) who would like to spend time discussing their skills, achievements, interests, strengths and hopes for the future in order to make realistic and achievable decisions.. They will discuss a range of options relating to work and learning to develop a specific career plan.. Career guidance is offered by appointment.. This is provided by the pro bono work from the College of Law.. Students from the college meet their clients at Castlegate by appointment.. Advice can only be given in writing and will be received within 14 days.. The pro bono lawyer at the college closely supervises this work.. Castlegate produces the Young People’s Survival Guide to York – a small book published annually aimed at 16- to 25-year-olds.. It gives information on many appropriate subjects e.. g.. housing, benefits, health, education, employment, rights etc and contact details for local and national organisations.. We are able to give free Survival Guides to those people that use Castlegate but ask for an amount just to cover the cost of the printing to other organisations.. If you want to be on the mailing list please contact Emma James.. Mental health work.. The Young Person's Mental Health Worker, based at Castlegate, works with a small case load of young people aged 16-19 who are worried about their mental health or emotional well being.. Young people will be able to contact the worker themselves for support, or can be referred through other agencies.. The work can be one-to-one with young people or the YPMH worker can act as a consultant providing support to the key worker.. Further information can be found in the leaflet.. Young Person's Mental Health Worker.. which will be sent on request..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | Contact us
    Descriptive info: Where we are.. Our address is:.. 29 Castlegate.. York.. YO1 9RN.. You can also ring us on.. 01904 555400.. Finding us.. We're opposite the side of Fenwicks, next to Fairfax House.. Click on the links below to see videos of how to find us!.. Finding us from Parliament Street, the fountain and Coppergate.. Finding us from the Jobcentreplus, Stonebow and Pavement.. Finding us from Clifford Street and York Dungeon.. Click above to start the video |.. Click here to close.. Access.. If you have a  ...   accessed via Castlegate.. All services can be accessed on the ground floor, if necessary.. There is a downstairs loo with disabled access as well as baby changing facilities.. Email.. You can send us an email on.. mail 29castlegate.. org.. or by filling in this form.. Please remember to include as many details as you can, to give us the best chance of being able to help.. Your name.. Please provide either a telephone number or email address so we can reply:.. Your question or issue:..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | Confidentiality
    Descriptive info: Castlegate is a confidential service.. This means we will not pass on information about you without your permission.. However, to give you the best possible service, we may share information about you with the staff team.. We will also share information with the Connexions staff in York and North Yorkshire if you are aged 16 to 19 (or up to 25 if you have extra support needs).. The Castlegate counselling service has its own confidentiality policy, so what you talk about with your counsellor is not shared with the rest of the staff team.. In exceptional circumstances we may not always be able to keep your confidence.. This is if:.. You, or another person you tell us about, is in danger or at risk of serious harm.. If anybody using Castlegate puts staff, or other users, at risk we reserve the right to pass this information on to other agencies.. Consent and information sharing.. It may be helpful to keep a record of what has been talked about, and what needs to be done and by whom.. Information can only be recorded with your written permission.. We will:.. Go through a consent form with you that lets you tell us how we can contact you and what information we can share with others.. Make sure you have a copy of this leaflet which explains our policy.. Update the consent form on a regular basis, usually every 6 months.. If you don’t want information written down then we will still continue to work with you but it might affect the amount of support we can give you..  ...   worker at school or elsewhere, this discussion has probably been recorded on Aspire.. It can be very positive to see the information about yourself so that you can see how far you have moved on in various aspects of your life.. You can see all the information about you that is kept on Aspire by Connexions staff by asking a worker to print it out for you.. Alternatively you can fill in a “Request for Disclosure of Personal Data” held by the City of York Council, which is on their website.. If it is a paper file you can look at it, keep important documents, take it away or destroy it.. Paper files are kept in a locked filing cabinet.. Information kept in paper files will be kept for 6 years and then shredded.. Information held on Aspire is held until you are 20, or until 25 if you have extra support needs.. Do ask a worker if you have any further questions about this policy.. Recording your information: our guidelines.. When recording information, we use the following guidelines:.. Red.. The following should not be recorded.. Opinions of the worker.. Hearsay.. Assumptions about what has happened or what is going to happen.. Information that is untrue.. Amber.. Approach with caution or get explicit consent.. Information about any criminal activity such as fraud or drug use.. Personal information about you such as your relationships, sexual health, mental or emotional health.. Green.. Information in your best interest.. Information on agreed actions by you and/or your worker.. Referrals that have been made.. Updates on your situation.. Conversations about practical issues..

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  • Title: Castlegate - information, support, advice and guidance for 16-25s in York | Want to know more?
    Descriptive info: Want to know more?.. About Castlegate.. Your privacy while using this website.. This site uses Google Analytics to track how this website is used.. This is purely for the purposes of making sure our website is as useful as possible, and we don't collect any identifying details.. When you fill in the form to send us an email, it will be delivered to our normal password-protected inbox and treated in the same confidential way as if you had emailed us directly.. Our videos are hosted on YouTube; if you have an account with YouTube and are already signed in, it may be that our videos will appear in your history.. If you're worried about this, we suggest  ...   and subscribe to our feed (by clicking.. at the top of any page), you will start to receive occasional news, updates and announcements from us in your Twitter feed.. We will.. never.. mention anything confidential in Twitter messages, but please bear in mind that other people looking at your feed may realise that you are interested in our service.. You can always see our latest updates, without subscribing to anything, by coming to this site or looking at.. our Twitter page.. About this website.. Website and photography designed and produced by ewanyork.. co.. uk.. Castlegate logo and coloured splash artwork by.. Mode.. Thanks to.. TJKDesign.. for FAQ script,.. Tectite.. for email form, and.. Stephen McIntyre.. for lightboxes..

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