Young people need hope and support
Young people from a wide range of communities including Braniel, Milltown/Belvoir, Breda, Dundonald and Botanic, currently attend a local Dreamscheme group,
We work together with parents, community leaders, schools and police to identify young people in most need of support.
This is experience of the young people in our care:
Pressure to abuse alcohol or drugs
Pressure to take part in anti-social behaviour
Poor attitude towards self and others
Poor attitude towards education and work
Mental health problems
Poor communication or social skills
Home and family problems
Did you know?
8 out of 12 young people in our Breda group have experienced parental separation or abandonment.
4 boys in this group have already been influenced by older teenagers to abuse drugs, while 5 of these boys have on-going behaviour problems.
11 out of 19 young people in our Milltown/Belvoir group have experienced parental separation or abandonment. One boy’s father is in prison.
In our Braniel group, 10 out of 24 young people have experienced parental separation or abandonment.
Dreamschemers from the Roma community in Botanic often have poor meals, live in overcrowded houses, experience racist abuse at school and face severe pressure to drop out of education.