Youthstart is funded by BBC Children in Need and the project supports young people who might be struggling with issues such as feeling isolated, feeling like they are falling behind at school or perhaps not getting on well enough with their families. BYDP encourages parents, teachers and other concerned adults to refer young people into our group or for one-to-one support.
BYDP provides a safe place for young people to talk and work together. Staff close the gaps for young people through carefully supporting them at their level of need. BYDP links young people with others and provides helpful and healthy activities to build their resilience.
BYDP has helped more than 100 young people so far. As time progresses we are helping them to excel with school, learning and home relationships. Our term-time weekly activity sessions and holiday activity groups help build friendships and confidence. The programme runs until May 2020.