The Isle of Wight Youth Trust has been awarded the contract as the sole provider of under 18 counselling services by the Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Integrated Commissioning Board from April 2023.
This means the Talk 2 Counselling Service, currently provided by Barnardo’s, will be integrated into the services provided by the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
Barnardo’s and the Isle of Wight Youth Trust have long worked together to deliver services to children, young people and families. We will continue to work closely together to ensure that the transition of the Talk 2 service to the Youth Trust has minimal impact on those who use both services. This process will take place during February and March 2023.
For the children and young people currently on the Youth Trust waiting list, please be assured that this process will not have any effect on your waiting time.