Youth Support Service

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YSS is part of Preventative Services in the People Directorate. It covers the whole of Cheshire East with Youth Support Service hubs, based in Macclesfield and Crewe. 

What the Youth Support Service does

Targeted youth work

YSS is for young people aged 13-19yrs (up to 25yrs with SEND). We offer open access, targeted Youth Work, Outdoor Education, focused support for NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), support to young people who have an EHC plan, and transitional planning for targeted young people preparing for adulthood. The Participation work facilitates a wider offer for ages 0-19 to engage in having a voice across Children’s Services.

Targeted Youth Support (TYS)

  • We provide one to one support, advice and guidance for NEET young people aged 16-19yrs through one to one work, group sessions, focused interviews, Early Help assessments and referral into learning and training
  • We work with young people with a CEC Statement of Special Educational Need to engage them in learning and training post 16 via the completion of an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC)
  • We are responsible for the September Guarantee process which identifies learning opportunities and gaps in provision and links closely with businesses, training providers and the 14+ skills team
  • We track the whole cohort of young people (13,000) to ensure they are meeting participation requirements via Raising of the Participation Age (RPA), including the NEET national figures. This includes the gathering of destination information from all schools and colleges in the area
Crewe lifestyle youth support services
Crewe Youth Hub
Macclesfield Youth Hub
Macclesfield Youth Hub

Contact details

01625 384320

Cheshire East Youth Support Service
The Youth Support Service Hub
33 Great King Street
SK11 6PN

01270 686923

Cheshire East Youth Support Service
The Lifestyle Centre
Moss Square

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