We specialise in working with young women who are lacking in confidence, struggling with their mental health and will benefit from being in a supportive, female only team.
Our referring agencies have included Cambridgeshire County Council, CPFT, Housing Providers and Social Care.
Of the young women we have reviewed to date outcomes have included:
79% felt they now had more work experience to put on their CV, and therefore 68% were more likely to apply for work or volunteering opportunities
Some of the skills which they felt had particularly improved were around teamwork (63%) and communication (58%) and therefore their confidence had increased by 63%
One of the softer outcomes from their participation with Turtle Dove was around the fact that 58% felt that they now had a network of friends/support around them
If you are interested in gaining some work experience with us or know a young woman who might be suitable for our service please fill out our form to Join Our Team and we will get back to you:Join our Team
For involvement in the Education Programme for young women of school age there is a separate form and information here:Education Programme
Quotes from the young women:
“Being a part of Turtle Dove has provided me with a number of different roles and responsibilities. For example leading activities, public speaking and promotional work as well as serving at the events.”
“It gave me a real sense of responsibility.”
“I have enjoyed serving food and drink because I enjoyed serving the customers and being able to meet their needs.”
“It was fun!”
“Every time (before an event) I’m nervous.. I hold back and think ‘I might not do it’.. but then I do and enjoy it every time!”