We have been providing activities in Basingstoke for the last 10 years working with between 350-400 children each week. We are now working across Hampshire and Berkshire. Our activities are aimed to provide diversion activities from anti social behaviour and distraction from difficulties at home. We work to increase confidence, self esteem, improve mental wellbeing and social interaction.
In the last year we have started to work across Basingstoke, Hart & Rushmoor, West Berkshire and Portsmouth. We work with children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged including young carers, children in care, children at risk of sexual exploitation, children with mental health issues, children affected by domestic abuse, children who have lost parents or siblings or who have a parent in prison or a parent with mental health issues or affected by drug/alcohol abuse, children from low income families. We receive referrals from schools, Early Help Hubs, Social Workers, Family Support Service and other professionals.
• Fun low cost or free activities including drama, dance, singing, youth clubs, arts & craft, after school clubs, support groups and sports which act as respite for vulnerable children including young carers, children in care, children affected by domestic abuse, children who have lost parents or siblings or who have a parent in prison or a parent with mental health issues or affected by drug/alcohol abuse, as well as low cost activities for families from low income.
• 1-2-1 Mentoring, Early Intervention and Emotional support for vulnerable young people including support for teenagers who are at risk of sexual exploitation, or who have mental health issues including those who are self harming or have eating disorders, or have anxiety issues or who have behavioural issues including getting caught up with anti social behaviour crime or drug/alcohol abuse. * Food Bank and clothes bank/toy bank * Intergenerational Projects where young people go in to visit elderly people in care homes to help reduce isolation, learn from each other, reduce isolation and loneliness.