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Hello and welcome to the February edition of the No Limits Newsletter. At No about 6,000 disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people living in Southampton and ac 1. Access to free,confi to be a big year here at No Limits and the need for our services continues to grow.information,advice As the temperatu and supportare, through more homeless young people so any donations of food and good quality warm clothing as three alwa centres and eighteen w can be left at one of our three drop ins in Southampton City Centre, Shirley or Sholing. address drop inThe sessions in sch involved for your continued support. and FE Colleges. What to expect? 2.Counselling

The beginning of 2014 has been an extremely busy but ultimately fruitful start to the year. This mon 3 Advice and support a • No Limits as a community leader drugs and alcohol. • No Limits achieves ‘Excellence’ 4.New skills and suppo • January business breakfast those with money or d • London to Brighton fundraiser problems. • Radio Solent interview on Legal Highs 5. Help finding work or • Dash initiative training for those not in Education, Employmen • No Limits and the NHS Training. • Good news story of the month

6. Help finding or main accommodation

No Limits as a community leader: Last year saw No Limits being shortlisted for the Lloyds comm help local people and organisations make a positive difference in their community by providing mucp 7. Support for young with multiple vulnerabi an intense round of public voting No Limits, along with 3 other organisations, were chosen as the to you to both Lloyds Bank and all the public for your continued support!

8. Advocacy and supp available through som projects that are Ham wide

9. Advice through e ma phone or througfh a va social media.

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No Limits achieves Excellence: Its official, No Limits is excellent! That was the conclusion reache Framework after reviewing the floating support work that No Limits has been doing with young peop Limits. This is recognition for the tireless work put in by all the staff here at No Limits and provides e Alison Ward, Manager and Claire Johns, Team Leader. The award also takes into account the deve doing in regards to its Access to Tenancy scheme, which provides training and private rented accom to gain skills and opportunities to live in shared housing.You can read more about report, along with Tenancy scheme, here.

January Business Breakfast: Continuing on theme of a busy start to the year, January saw the ye breakfast provided No Limits with an opportunity to meet our long standing supporters as well as th first time. It was an excellent turnout! Simon Hayes, Independent Police and Crime Commissioner f spoke about young offenders, reducing reoffending and the new Police and Crime Plan for Hampsh


eyes open for the date of the next one.

London to Brighton Fundraiser: Coming up this May is one of the UK’s greatest endurance even Challenge. The aim of the event is for individuals (or teams) to try a complete a 100km journey whil it, Jog it or if you dare Run it, the option is up you! If this sounds like your kind of challenge, or if you our walkers then please click here.

Legal Highs: A worryingly common phenomenon that has been gaining traction has been the use o Recently Alison Ward, No Limits Manager, sat down to speak with Radio Solent to speak about the hear the full interview here.

DASH: Here at No Limits, we understand that circumstances in life can leave many young people lo alcohol, drugs or any substance misuse. We run a programme, in partnership with Solent NHS trus support for young people who have a problem with alcohol, drugs or solvents. If you, or anyone you about the service then please do so here.

No Limits and the NHS: February 3 saw a visit being made to No Limits from the NHS, who are lo young people. Due to an increase in both youth unemployment and young mental health problems,


becoming increasingly desperate to find service approaches that work for the often overlooked 13 t were hoping to gain a greater understanding of the integrated model of care and support provided b young people whose lives have been turned around by the support they have received. You can rea

Support: As always during this time of year when the winter chill really settles in, we are appealing scarves or hats you may have to help those who need it. Feel free to pop over to any of our member of staff.

Good News of the Month: Now for some festive cheer! As some of you may know, over Christmas man who would be homeless over Christmas. With your help we were able to raise over ÂŁ350, whic also getting confirmation from the Department of Work and Pensions that his claim for benefits can supported this young man and a special mention goes to landlord of Addenro House Hotel B&B wh extra night free of charge!


The reason No Limits is able to affect so many lives is due to the continued support received from all connect For more about No Limits go to www.nolimitshelp.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @nolimitshelp. No Limits: Helping young people to help themselves.

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