Youth 2 Adult (Y2A) Hub

The Youth 2 Adult (Y2A) Service, is commissioned by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).  It is a ground-breaking pilot project for 18-25 year olds on Probation and 17 year olds transitioning from the Youth Justice System (YJS) to adult Probation, in Newham. It seeks to improve outcomes by providing wrap-around, trauma-informed support under a multi-agency, co-located model.

Within the Hub, National Probation Service staff, mental health, substance misuse professionals and other external services work in collaboration to ensure that young adults, many of whom have had multiple disadvantages growing up such as poverty, homelessness, drug abuse, and mental illness, receive the support they require. As a result, the main aims of the pilot are to improve the mental and physical well-being, engagement, and maturity of young adults. The Hub supports both young men and young women, with the latter accessing Hub support at the local women’s centre to ensure a trauma-informed and safe environment. 93% of young adults accessing the Hub are male and 73% of the young adults accessing the Hub are from Black, Asian and Mixed backgrounds.

The well-being service, which is co-located within the Hub, is led by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and it is a partnership between ELFT, Together, London Pathways Partnership (LPP) and Rights and Equalities in Newham (REIN). The Y2A Hub has supported over 500 young adults since its launch. The service has been operational since April 2022 and is currently funded until March 2024. Referrals are made via the young adults Probation Officer, for those aged between 18-25 years old, and who are residing in Newham.

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MOPAC Youth to Adult Service - Together for Mental Wellbeing
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