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Tel: 01290 422 364 · 19 Barrhill Road, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 1PG

Yipworld offer a wider range of services to young people, and their families, living in East Ayrshire. The ethos of yipworld is to provide a safe, warm environment where young people can participate in a wide range of recreation and educational activities which contribute to their social, educational and emotional development. Services on offer range from day and evening care, employability support, skills training and use of a professional recording studio. Yipworld is delivering a mentoring programme as part of the YMCA Plusone Mentoring Peer Support Programme. Plusone is an early intervention programme which engages with young people aged 8-14 from the East Ayrshire District who are deemed to be at risk of entering the criminal justice system. Plusone is community based relying on the skills and life experiences of local volunteers to work with young people on a one to one basis to develop positive and trusting relationships. Mentoring relationships equip young people with the appropriate skills and knowledge to make confident informed lifestyle choices and participate in diversionary activities within their local area.