Young people matter today and are our future, so our youth work activities are a vital and very successful part of our organisation.
Young refugees and asylum seekers and in particular unaccompanied minors may have experienced poverty, disadvantage, and abuse in their home countries. Upon arriving in the UK, they may be faced with further disadvantage associated with linguistic and cultural barriers, social isolation, and ongoing deprivation. Some of the young people may be here alone and in care; others are living with an elder sibling or relatives.
The Youth Well-being Project is designed to support the well-being of refugees and asylum-seeking young people, with an emphasis on those who may have experienced trauma, abuse, and neglect.
The aim of this project is to improve young people’s overall health and well-being by providing opportunities for support, socialisation, confidence building and integration into the local community. Our youth activities aim to develop the voice of young people, and work to build their confidence and sense of place in society; enabling them to reach their full potential.
Please see below for the activities currently provided by the NCG Youth Team:
Weekly Youth Club
Our Youth Club is led by our youth team and volunteers, and often involves guest hosts and facilitators in the creative arts and sports industries. Previous activities have included circus skills, art and drama sessions, film screenings, and sports and exercise classes. This is a great space for young people to meet others regularly and socialise, whilst trying out new skills and activities. This is a mixed group (males and females aged 12-21 years old) which meets every Thursday evening at Middlesex University.
Weekly Football Club
Our Youth Team facilitate a weekly football club with a trained coach to provide support and guidance to the young people, whilst ending the week having fun, exercising, and socialising with other young people. This group currently meets every Friday evening at Middlesex University.
The Action Club is a group of young people (male and female aged 12-21 years old) who are involved in social action projects and advocacy. Some of our senior young people are involved in this group to use their own experiences to support and mentor newer referrals to the project.
The Girl’s Club is a female and female presenting group who meet and participate in outings and activities based upon the interests of the group.
Youth ESOL Online Class
Our experienced Youth ESOL teachers facilitate two interactive online classes on a weekly basis, for beginner (entry level/entry level 1) and advanced (level 2+) students.
Youth Outings and School Holiday Activities
Our Youth Team facilitate outings and activities in the evenings, weekends and school holidays to galleries, museums, and activity centres in the London area.
To find out about these activities and/or to make a referral for a young person to our Youth Well-being Project, please contact our Youth team directly:
Position: Youth Wellbeing Manager
Telephone: 07724 340 701