Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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Advice for everyone on coronavirus is available on our website or on 01926 410410.

Who are we?

We’re a small team of dedicated, professionally qualified youth workers who use our own knowledge, skills and experience to build positive relationships with young people. We aim to prevent the rise of problems in a family situation, tailoring our support as much as possible. We like to be flexible and creative in our response and really listen to the voices of young people.

The element of choice runs through all our work. Young people must choose to work with us, it cannot be done to them. We work with young people aged 11 to 18 years.

For further information about what Targeted Youth Support are doing or to chat about any of these offers please contact Hollie Hutchings [email protected] or Louise Hargreaves [email protected]

You can email Targeted Youth Support for general information on [email protected]

Online group work

While the Covid-19 situation is affecting our face to face delivery we are offering online group work instead of our schools group work offer. This work takes place in groups of no more than 4. We try to group young people by ages and gender. Young people will be contacted before the course starts.

We are currently running two modules:

  • Managing Feelings
    • Learning skills on how to manage anger and exploring reasons behind behaviours.
  • Digital Tattoo
    • Exploring issues around social media and CSE. This course would be useful for young people who may be struggling to manage their social media presence and need support in setting themselves some safer boundaries.

To refer to this either use the youth worker request form on mosaic (if WCC). If you are from a school then pllease use the referral form on this page.

Online One 2 One Support

This is support for six or 12 sessions supporting a young person with making changes in their life. The youth worker will work with a young person to identify work that the young person wants to complete. Wherever possible, a young person can choose where and how they would like to be supported, it might be at school, at home or out and about.

Referrals are only from social workers and family support officers and will be linked to the overall programme of family support. It is important that young people are involved in the referral process and have chosen to seek support from a youth worker. When we start a referral, the first thing a youth worker will assess is what a young person's needs are, before proceeding with an action plan.

To make a referal, please use the youth work request form on mosaic

Detached Youth Work

Youth Workers are currently working out on the streets supporting Warwickshire police to keep young people safe. This work is mainly taking place in the evenings in Warwickshire’s parks and town centres.

GRITT

GRITT is a youth group project targeted at young people aged 11 to 18 living in Warwickshire who are experiencing mental health challenges and we will be moving our support online.

The group aims to increase young people’s understanding of mental health how it impacts on their lives and helps them to build the skills to cope with their future

Referrals from Social Workers, Family Support Workers and Targeted Support Workers from across Warwickshire for young people who struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and isolation. Please ensure that young people consent to online support and have access to be able to take part.

Please use the youth worker request form on mosaic stating clearly that this is the support you want. For more information please contact [email protected].

 

Online Youth Clubs

The support for these projects is currently running online. Access is mainly for current members but if you are a young person or know a young person that would like to be part of this please contact the centre’s directly.

We run youth clubs in Nuneaton and Lillington.

Warwickshire Youth Council

This is running online and the youth forum is still welcoming young people to join them.

Each year, young people across Warwickshire vote for self-nominated young people to represent them. Those elected meet monthly at Shire Hall and have the responsibility of campaigning and liaising with bodies of power on behalf of young people.

Each area in Warwickshire also has a youth forum which represents young people at a more local level. Young people are welcome to join this group at any point in the year.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Bike Project

This project is still running online and is currently operating a waiting list.

The project supports young people to repair and maintain their own bike as well as ride safely. This project has now delivered bikes to participants who now are taking part in online courses to help them repair and maintain their bikes.

This project runs from Myton Park in the south & Atherstone in the north.

Please contact [email protected]gov.uk for more information.

Health Store

This project is currently running a ‘click & collect’ service.

The Health Store is a Health and Welfare Advice Centre for Young People under 21 working in partnership with the NHS.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.