New Bridlington Detached Youth Work project gets up and running following East Coast Community Funding
East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) has received vital cash from the East Coast Community Fund.
The money will benefit the community in Bridlington by encouraging and supporting young people to engage in positive activities, have access to support, and reduce anti-social behaviour.
The scheme follows the previous ERVAS Bridlington Youth Outreach project, which completed a successful two-year programme at the end of December 2020.
Over the next 12 months the new ERVAS Detached Youth Work team will be out and about across the town, working with a range of agencies and communities to deliver activities such as games, sports, music and arts to young people, as well as providing general and specialist support to keep them safe and help them adjust to life as the area moves out of lockdown.
The youth workers will also be finding out more about what young people would like and working with partners, including the new Bridlington Community Hub, to develop more services and long-term activities for young people to participate in.
Detty Tyler, children and young people’s services coordinator at ERVAS, said: “We’re thrilled to have received further support from East Coast Community Fund and Ørsted so we can continue our vital work with young people in Bridlington, which is more important than ever, as due to the pandemic there has been a significant negative impact on young people’s mental health and emotional well-being, as well as upon their education, family life and social life.”
Call 01482 871077 or email [email protected] for more details about the project.