Support for young Irish people

The Irish Project

Many young people in Brent identify themselves as Irish. Even if you don't normally call yourself Irish, you may have an Irish grandparent or parent, be part of an Irish Traveller community, or have moved to London after being born or having spent time in Ireland

Any young Irish person who is receiving support from the Brent Centre may also feel they have other things going on in their lives which cause additional stress or conflict. This could be a lack of education choices, lack of confidence in applying for or finding employment, confusion about the benefits system or problems managing bills and debts.

The Irish Project can offer support, advice and practical interventions with these, and many other areas in which a young Irish person feels it may help them. You may, for example, want direct help with certain application forms or to attend certain appointments, help to contact other organisations which can provide extra support or just get information which will help you decide what you want to do next.

The Irish Project will also be launching a project in the community which you may want to get involved with.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Irish Project or are interested in finding out more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Good to know:

  • If you are attending the Brent Centre, or receiving support in some of the places we work in our community, you can ask your therapist to refer you to the Irish Project
  • At first, you will meet with a worker individually to discuss what you would like further support with and how they could help
  • Depending on what you would like support with, you may meet with the worker just once or twice, weekly over a few weeks or once every couple of weeks over a few months
  • Sessions will last approximately 45 minutes
  • You may have sessions at the Brent Centre or out in the local area
  • You will see the same worker for all your sessions​