A new specialist outreach team is out and about across Haringey to help young people fulfil their potential and avoid getting caught up in crime.
The team was formed as part of the Haringey Community Gold scheme, a project that was awarded £1.5m from the Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund.
With over five decades of combined experience in engaging and supporting young people, the outreach team offers support to 10 to 21 year olds while introducing them to a range of community programmes.
Community Gold Programmes
The programmes are run by the following Community Gold partners:
Haringey Council: A team of five outreach workers helping connect young people to the programme and other services in Haringey
North London Partnership Consortium Ltd (NLPC): A community leader programme that will create and cultivate young offenders/disaffected youth into future community leader
Access UK: A BAME careers service for 16-21 year olds, working with 200 young people across Haringey supporting 50% in to employment
Work works: Targeted provision for the 300 most prolific re/offenders (aged 12-21) on court orders and in prison to support them into employment/training
Haringey Play and Wood Green Sandbunker: Working with 10-15 year olds offering one-to-one supervision and positive activities delivering 179 sessions per year
Exodus: 12 week rolling programme for 12-21 year olds including high risk offenders and those excluded and at risk of exclusions. Techniques used to address trauma, knife crime and gangs
Taking the Heat out of the Street: Sport provision for 90 young people aged 13 to 21 on Broadwater Farm Estate
My Training Plan: Seven fitness sessions a week with disaffected young people
Thinking Space: Service supported by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and will train outreach workers to facilitate a safe space where individuals can talk about their feelings