Empowering people to improve their green spaces, enhance their environment, and boost wellbeing.
Our primary service users are 8–15-year-olds and 16–25-year-old NEET's, Gang members and/or Ex-Offenders, Children In Care, the BAME community (specialising in BAME Women). Our 7000 sq/ft premises allow us to directly engage young people, and our trained staff help us draw on their experiences and not only shape their exposure to social action, but directly target issues which are important to them through the provisions we have on-site. This site allows R.O.A.D. to facilitate the sustainable growth of a micro-village with aims to offer: • Barbershop and Salon Workstations • Community Kitchen • Community Tuck Shop • Co-working Spaces and Hot Desks • Gaming Hub • Event / Gallery Space • Rehearsal and Performance spaces • Affordable workspace and workshop hire • Meeting and Presentation Space • Creative / Multi-media Studios • Community Culture Yard / Garden and more...
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
In 2016, R.O.A.D. and a group of 12 young people from Haringey participated in an International Exchange Project with France, Germany and Sweden called JeJuSo - LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPvf_QWlZzM This experience developed our model for delivering projects where young people are the leading role. Through this project, we were able to learn that a collective, consistent and coordinated approach from all people, at all levels, contributes to achieving an even greater impact by working together within the system, as opposed to outside of it, truly embodying a whole systems approach. R.O.A.D. recognises that councils have previously highlighted this priority as ‘challenging’, in the last few years, R.O.A.D. have been able to demonstrate the required ‘significant shift’ that is necessary to improve the way all partners work together through projects like 'JeJuSo' and the ‘Kids Cutz’ After School Barbering Club where we're able to sign-post to other local support services
Steps to get it done:
Partnerships and Sustainability are the foundation of R.O.A.D.‘s philosophy with many projects and life skills included – with Education, Employment, Enterprise among the other themes of our advocacy embedded in our project with Young people. This 141 Station Road Youth Space Project will be the first of its kind and complement a culture already established in Haringey by other similar workspaces. This unique opportunity will enable R.O.A.D. to challenge young people to view themselves are stakeholders in the community and be recognised through their contribution to shaping the site and its services. Participation in this project will also form part of a legacy as we will seek to create a documentary film created by the young people of their project which will be screened in Haringey as well as share will all of our network.
About the space
London Borough of Haringey
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