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One-to-One Support Service

A banner photo with a background image of a young person on the far-left, leaning on a yellow wall behind them, tilting their head towards the camera, smiling slightly. They are wearing a black t-shirt and beanie and have earrings and a nose ring. In a superimposed yellow box on the right hand side reads a quote from an LGBT young person at Allsorts: "I really wouldn't be the person I am today without the support that Allsorts has provided me and I don't think I will ever be able to thank you enough!"

What is the One-to-One Service?
Youth Support Workers will work with you using a support plan to help you to identify what you need support with to reach your goals. Your support plan will be reviewed at each session and we will work with you to help you reach your goals.

Our Youth Support Workers are not counsellors however if we feel that a counsellor or another professional would be better placed to give you support, we can discuss those options with you. You can access 6 individual support sessions over a period of six months with your Youth Support Worker if you need them.

These sessions will be based on the principles of youth work:

  • Young people choosing to take part
  • Utilising young people's view of the world
  • Treating young people with respect
  • Seeking to develop young people's skills
  • Helping young people develop stronger relationships
  • Respecting and valuing differences
  • Promoting the voice of young people

One-to-One sessions often focus on some of these areas:

  • Sexuality and/or gender identity
  • Helping you reach your full potential
  • Increasing resilience – helping you to bounce back
  • Building and encouraging healthy relationships
  • Building self-esteem and self confidence
  • Improving communication between parents/carers, family and friends
  • Keeping yourself emotionally and physically safe
  • Offering practical support and guidance when appropriate

How many sessions can I have, where are they and how long are they?
We can offer up to six sessions and may take place over a period of weeks or months. These sessions may take place at a youth centre, online or in the community depending on what is best. We would encourage you to meet in person where possible.

Is the One-to-One Service confidential?
Yes. Information about you is only shared with people outside of Allsorts at your request or with your permission. There may however, be occasions where we need to pass on information about you if the Youth Support Worker feels that you or someone else is at significant risk of harm.

What if the One-to-One sessions can't help me?
There may be times where we know of a service that is better placed to help you with your support needs (e.g. a mental health service, drugs & alcohol, counselling, sexual health services). If this is the case we will discuss referring you to another service and will support with onward referrals.

How do I access One-to-One Sessions?
You can email us at or make a referral here

What happens next?
You will be requested to fill out a one-to-one referral form with all of your details and what you would like to achieve in sessions. We will assign you a Youth Support Worker and that person will then contact you, usually within a few weeks, to arrange your first appointment.  

Please understand there may be a gap between the worker contacting you and your sessions starting, depending on how busy the one-to-one service is at that time.

What if I am in crisis?
The one-to-one service and Allsorts Youth Project is not an emergency or crisis service but we have a page on our website that lists services here

Allsorts Youth Project Ltd © is registered charity in England & Wales and regulated by the Charity Commission under number 1123014 and a Company Limited by Guarantee under number 04154118. Registered office address: 69 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AE.