Organisation or Service
Description of activity
The Youth and Community Service provides a range of programmes and interventions to improve young peoples' health and well-being. Targeted Youth Workers enable young people to resolve difficulties and re-engage with education, employment, or training. The Programmes Team delivers positive activities during term-time and holiday periods. These include sports, play, creative arts, Duke of Edinburgh and volunteering opportunities. Programmes are designed to develop social and communication skills, reduce isolation and promote emotional resilience. Creative arts programmes are both targeted and open access. Targeted programmes are specifically for young people with learning and/or physical disability. All other activities are open access. Activities are age limited.
Referrals for the targeted youth service are allocated by a panel which meets fortnightly. Places for positive activities are allocated after discussion with a member of the programmes team. If one to one support is required, a discussion will take place as to how this can be provided.