Following the latest guidance from the The National Youth Agency (January 5th), we’re busy working on a brand new plan to help Inspire remain here for you as we enter a new Lockdown!

💌 As an essential service our doors can stay open, but only in very, very small groups. Our youth workers will be in touch with you directly over the next few days if we can offer you an invite but for some of you this might mean we will not see you face to face for a little while but you can still catch us virtually through the return of…

💻 Youth Zone at Home! Games, crazy competitions, lots of laughter and a whole lot more will once again be appearing on a social media channel near you thanks to your favourite youth workers! Check out our summer lockdown compilation video below for a flavour on what you can expect and stay tuned to find out more and how you can get involved.

👩‍🍳 Activity Packs to support some of our social media activity will also be available over the next couple of weeks for those who need them. Again keep an eye on social media for more info coming soon!

📞 It’s good to keep talking (or texting!) – We know for some of you these next few weeks might be especially difficult, please remember we are here for you. Simply drop us a text message to our crisis line on 07984 357293 and one of the Inspire team will get in touch.

Stay safe and get ready for a whole host of virtual fun coming your way!

FACE-TO-FACE

  • Planned and invite only sessions for young people with up to 15 people in a group.
  • One-to-one drop in sessions where young people will be able to access if support needed.

DETACHED

  • Outreach and detached youth work in the community to support young people.
  • Engaging with young people outside in the community that are need the support of their youth workers. This includes delivery of food parcels/resources to young people and their families.

DIGITAL

  • Wellbeing phone calls for young people.
  • Zoom activity sessions for young people.
  • Live social media events and activities.
  • Competitions and challenges on our social media platforms

One to One Support including mentoring – These sessions will be for young people who need the support of a Youth Worker one-to-one. Our team will invite young people to attend the session on a planned day and time. This will allow young people the opportunity to discuss any issues or support needs they have with a trusted Youth Worker.

Support Group Sessions – These sessions will be for groups of young people who will be invited to attend a session at The Hive. These sessions will allow young people the opportunity to discuss shared issues, maintain relationships with their peer group and take part in a positive activity.

Zoom Activity Sessions – Our team will be delivering a whole host of activities and sessions via Zoom that will be fun and engaging for young people. Participants will be able to get involved in arts, dance, sports, wellbeing and whole load of other sessions after school and at weekends.

In addition to the above services we’ll be on the phones everyday checking in on members, seeing how everything is going and seeing if there is anything we can do to support. We will also be uploading activities and challenges to our social media platforms so make sure you are following us online.

We are really looking forward to be able to have more young people back in at Inspire Youth Zone as soon as possible but for now we hope that the above services will ensure we are able to continue to provide a young people support during what could be a challenging period of time.

The health, safety and wellbeing of young people, staff, volunteers, visitors and those in the wider community is our top priority and we will continue to do what we can to support those around us. 

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