Youth work at Trinity operates in partnership with Lancashire County Council Youth and Community Service. Over the past year the partnership started to plan better services for young people in line with the government's new Transforming Youth Work strategy. This partnership has significantly benefited through support from the new ConneXions service, and through the additional efforts of individual volunteers and voluntary organisations such as The Lancaster Foundation and the GOLD Team. This work has been set against the backdrop of inadequate youth club facilities, increased use of drugs by young people and higher levels of juvenile nuisance and cirme.
Staff have worked hard with young people introducing new activities. Funding from Lancashire County Council helped provide IT training at Database IT Centre. Grants from ConneXions provided new youth activities including Thai Boxing, DJ training, and six residential outdoor education training courses in the Peak District and the Lake District. Grants from the Local Children's Network have provided new disco equipment, judo mats, and supported the development of the Ribble Youth Theatre Group.
Improvements over the past year have only scrated the surface. Greater improvements are needed to help young people be active in Clitheroe comunity life, and to help a small percentage of young people avoid contact with the police. Following a survey amongst young people, and with the extra support of funding from key partners, we aim to develop a new range of activities on a greater number of evenings, and during school holidays. We will help young people get better access to ConneXions, provide accreditation for paricipation in youth activities including arts, drama, dance and volunteering, promote healthier lifestyles through participation in a wider range of sporting activitie, including an improved skate park. We also intend to provide counselling services, and better family support for parents and young people experiencing stress.
These improvements will be developed through the formation of a new Trinity Youth Management Committee representative of younf people and adults from a wide range of stakeholder groups. We are looking forward to helping TRANSFORM the lives of local young people. Can you help us?
Contact: Ava Rushworth or Mel Diack Tel: 01200 427886. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org