As the nights drew in after Summer, we were concerned about the young people we were continuing to support through Outreach that had been gathering on West Park late on an evening. Since we were unable to offer the young people access to support in the same way as we had previously in sessions, we adapted our approach and provided the group of young women we work with a safety pack each.
These packs included defence alarms, alcohol unit measurements as well as information around alcohol safety, leaflets and business cards from organisations that can offer support to do with sexual health and other relevant organisations, and other bits and bobs.
Staff went on a little shopping trip to make these cute bubble boxes! They have been made for the play group we run on Tuesday’s 12am-1pm in order to keep the babies and their parents safe when they come to the session. Each baby gets their own box of crafts, stimulation/pattern toys, paints & colouring book and plasticine clay to play with during the session in order to limit sharing while social distancing. We hope our young parents group love them!
As a way to help support our young people, we asked them what they may need when starting back at school later in September. We put together individual lists for each young person and then bought them all the equipment they needed.
The kits included a pencil case, two pencils, two pens, a rubber, a sharpener, sticky notes, white board pens, a calculator, highlighters and a 30cm ruler.