Options Programme


Those who are waiting for a place in Candle are invited to attend the pre-training programme.  This provides an opportunity for the initial assessment, goal setting, skills sampling and advocacy.

It also provides the young person with an opportunity to familiarise himself/herself with the Candle environment and the staff.   

During this time it may be decided that an alternative Service would be more appropriate to meet the needs of the young person.

Others will progress to the Full Time Training Programme once a place becomes available.

The Options Programme is also tailor-made for trainees/ex trainees who require additional support and education and for those who may not be suitable for the full-time Programme but yet need to be offered support and education.

Prison visits, which happen on a monthly basis, are also included in this Programme.