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Working with Young People

Group or Individual Award

Nominees for this award could include anyone who has gone the extra mile to inspire a young person or group to improve their own circumstances. It could also be for someone who has worked with a specific group or individual and helped them achieve a specific goal such as a qualification or an award.

Crofton Young People's Association

Crofton Young People's Association

This volunteer lead group formed in 2015 to fill a gap for youth services in Crofton. The club opens every two weeks with over 70 young people aged 10-14 accessing the services and support provided. The young people are supplied with a safe environment to socialise and get support from volunteers and the Police, who are regularly in attendance. The children are able to take part in regular activities like discos and pizza nights. The group ran a specialist project for the girls of the group with a skincare expert talking through different routines and even providing a goody bag of samples for the girls to take away.

POUCH (Parents of Unique Children)

POUCH (Parents of Unique Children)

POUCH creates a safe and inclusive place for children with special education needs and disabilities to learn and develop. The group is somewhere these children can feel a sense of normality, teaches them the skills to cope within the world of today and find friends along the way. The group is a vital resource in the community where options are limited in terms of support for parents and carers of children with extra needs. It provides a place for parents to t receive advice and help each other with the challenges. At the group, parents can discuss issues they are having or help they might need with schooling, behaviour, or medical appointments and assistance is available.

Rycroft Youth Club

Rycroft Youth Club

Rycroft Youth Club provides multiple different ways for children to stay active socialise and learn through the year. During term time, the youth club is open on Monday and Wednesday evenings across two sessions to give children aged 8-12 and 13-19 a safe and supportive place to socialise and meet with friends. The young people can also speak with workers in a friendly, non-judgemental space if needed. These sessions see over 100 young people visit the club and taking part in many indoor and outdoor activities. The club also runs a project called Future Selph that helps young people aged 16-25 who want support and may be facing low level mental health needs. The project gives each young person bespoke and tailored support to meet their needs. Young people get access to counselling if needed from this project and there are no waiting lists for them to access this service. Within this project, the Youth Club holds a young mums’ group with weekly drop-in sessions, activities and support.

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