The Youth Trust is a charitable independent and professional organisation offering counselling, advice, information and support services to young people under 25 on the Isle of Wight and, in some cases their parents or carers.
The services provided are delivered by an experienced and qualified team who follow the National Guidelines for Counselling, offering a fast, flexible and confidential service to young people who are experiencing difficulties. The Youth Trust has been working on the Isle of Wight for over 30 years and has made a positive input to the well-being of people locally.
If you feel you could do with our help, or know someone who could, please get in touch and we'll be pleased to help
Why is the Youth Trust so important?
A significant number of young people on the Isle of Wight face a difficult future. For example, between 2005 and 2012 the number of children either “in care” or being "looked after" by statutory authorities on the Isle of Wight has consistently been higher than average figures (to be precise, between 28% - 78% higher than South East average, depending on the year chosen). This type of figure, combined with the shocking statistic that 21% of young Islanders are classed as "in poverty", demonstrates the challenges faced by a significant proportion of the Island’s young people and the importance of organisations like the Youth Trust.
What's New at the Youth Trust?
On Monday, 29 February, Isle of Wight Radio is hosting a charity auction in aid of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
You will be able to bid on items over eBay from Friday, 19 February and tune into Isle of Wight for updates on which items are ending when.
One very special prize, two centre court tickets for the Wimbledon Men's Singles Final and lunch with two former Wimbledon players will be carried out live on air.
In the mean time, you can check preview our amazing auction items below - there's something for everyone!