The Youth and Community team provide high quality, evidence informed responses to young people, their families and the community. The 4 programme areas of this strand are outlined below;
- Youth Work Programme – Aims to deliver high quality evidence informed formal and informal educational interventions to young people across 5 target groups set out in the service requirement from The DYCA that complements their formal learning. We do this through the traditional youth work methodology of group work , informal/drop in spaces and interagency work with local and statutory organisations as well as some innovative methodologies including intensive wrap around individual support, outreach as a strategy across all programmes and volunteer development of ‘at risk’ young People from aged 10 up to 25
- Young Person Substance Misuse Programme aims to respond effectively to substance misuse and chemical dependency with adolescents and young adults, using a youth friendly, case management, groupwork and outreach harm reduction model. targeting 93 young people and 31 adults
- Arts Programme aims to provide a wide range of youth led integrated Arts opportunities encompassing Music, Film, Photography, Theatre, Culinary Arts, Creative Writing & STEAM. These art forms will be offered across all strands in large groups, small group work and one to one spaces.
- Community Programme aims to work with the local community to support them to organise, develop and advocate on issues that impact their community or initiatives that they think will enhance their community