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15 Aug 2017

Our youth project "No Wrong Door" offers activities and workshops this summer


SEX, drugs and rock and roll will be some of the subjects up for discussion at a summer programme for the county's youth this summer.

No Wrong Door, a youth project led by us (hvoss) is providing activities and workshops which range from music jamming with DJ Hip Hop to learning about the impact that drugs have on the brain.

There will also be yoga, coping strategies for anxiety, talking about healthy relationships, a chance to access the new sport of drift trikes, job interview techniques, understanding how to deal with money worries and budgeting, celebrating people's differences and having coffee with the cops.

The project started at the end of July and offers activities on three separate weeks throughout the summer holidays.

More than 20 partner agencies and organisations from both the voluntary and statutory sectors have agreed to work in collaboration with the project.

The Police & Crime Commissioner has funded the No Wrong Door project which provides a single access and contact point for young people aged between 11 and 25 to access information, support and guidance.

Based in Blackfriars Street at the Robert Owen Academy, the summer programme is showcasing the work that its specialist partner agencies provide in terms of informal social education.

Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, said: “I, like many others, don’t want to see young people making bad choices that will haunt them and have major consequences in their life. I also don’t want them to feel like they have no one to turn to for advice and support.

“Through funding a project like No Wrong Door I hope that partners and the community can work together to prevent minor issues becoming bigger problems down the line. I look forward to seeing how young people benefit from the project and the programmes on offer.”

Several Youth Groups have established No Wrong Door as their home base to meet and it is hoped that more will do so.

For more information contact Will Edwards on 01432 277562 or email will.edwards@hvoss.org.uk

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