6 July 2018
We’re delighted to announced that our Hero’s Journey™ programme – a structured life coaching programme for young adults aged 15 to 25-years-old in, or leaving prison – has been announced as one of 19 finalists in Nesta and Osca’s Good Help Award, from over 300 applicants!
The Good Help Award aims to discover and celebrate examples of ‘good help’ practice, that is enabling people to transform their lives across England.
‘Good help’, for Nesta and Osca, is support that enables people to feel hopeful, identify their own goals and passions, and take action to achieve them – as opposed to ‘bad help’ which undermines people’s sense of purpose and independence.
What does good help mean to us?
Our coaching approach enables self-sufficiency, fosters independence and personal responsibility. It empowers people – young adults in prison – to become independent leaders of their own lives. We don’t tell people what to do, as we know they will figure it out for themselves, with the support of our coaches.
Our Service Delivery Manager, Simone Ujah, explains:
Good help to me is helping grow a young person’s self-awareness. Young people who have attended our Hero’s Journey programme have experienced an increase in confidence, a stronger sense of purpose, and their motivation to change has increased dramatically. At Spark Inside, we believe that young people are the experts of their own lives, and we’ve seen first-hand how coaching can help them become self-sufficient.
Our Hero’s Journey™ programme has been proven to reduce reoffending by one third, as well as our participants having improved resilience, confidence, decision-making, problem-solving and a positive future outlook.
We’re so excited to join the Good Help community and to meet and collaborate with the other finalists!