Supporting the Havering community to rebuild and prosper coming out of the Coronavirus crisis.
Help Youth Unity CIC to buy a van to turn into a 'Mobile Youth Intervention Centre'! The aim of our project is to collaborate with statutory organisations in the delivery a one-stop mobile intervention centre. The van will enable us to travel throughout Havering and pop up in different areas as an accessible central point for the delivery of workshops/focus groups and other activities. How we'll use our van: The Detached work: young people are sought in the locations on the street where they usually spend their time. Travelling around to these locations aims to create contact, council, and provide assistance. Working with groups: a variety of groups that are accessible through schools, through single young people and “cliques”. The ‘mobile youth intervention centre’ will be used be utilised to transport the event equipment for the pop-up workshops, the filming equipment, along with the general day to day running of the business.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our van will enable the delivery of key interventions to create reachable moments with each individual with the objective of reducing Serious Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation in our community. -Educational workshops -Signposting & training -Community cohesion -Safer streets Personality profiling / Outreach / Workshops using the arts (Music and Film) to give young people a voice on a range of areas including the effects of crime on both the victim and perpetrator, challenging discrimination. / Workshops on business support, becoming an entrepreneur. / Workshops on developing negotiation skills / non-violent conflict resolution / Psychological support / Mentoring / Focus groups for peer support. Utilising techniques that ensure active engagement regardless of educational attainment Recognising steps achieved to improve confidence and motivation. The production of a podcast, recordings to provide a voice of young people and professionals.
Steps to get it done:
Youth Unity CIC Project sustainability and improvement plan is paramount, and our staff have a track record of delivering projects and programmes that continue to have an impact beyond the funding period. This sustainability has been achieved in several different ways, with staff training and partnership working key to the legacy of each project. Having discussed in depth with Statutory and third sector Organisations this proposal will meet the current gap in outreach services, address significant social issues and generate investment in a much needed area and aid the development of our CIC. The training and workshop legacy and the Safeguarding of people locally will live long after the project has ceased with the knowledge being utilised on the ground post-delivery.
About the space
London Borough of Havering