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Youth Talent Programme in Hillingdon Borough

January 18th, 2017

Zoë is working with young people aged 16 – 24 in Hillingdon Borough to support them into employment, apprenticeships & traineeships.

We are working with local providers and employers to ensure young people get a chance to progress into their chosen career.

Do you have young people who need this support?

Please contact us to find out more and to make a referral.

01895 272478 or email Zoe here.

Engaging Workshops are back!

January 18th, 2017

Next week young people at asphaleia will have the opportunity to enhance their personal and social skills through workshops. In Worthing, some of the themes covered in workshops include:

  • Confidence
  • The importance of sleep and relaxing
  • Exploring feelings
  • Money management
  • Your future

Each session will involve a range of activities, using technology such as iMacs, iPads and interactive whiteboards! Learners will get to know each other and increase interpersonal skills, enhancing their employability.

During these dynamic workshops young people will be encouraged to keep video diaries of their experience and contribute to the development of future workshops at asphaleia.

For more information on our extra curricula activities please call 01903 823546

Drop In starts Thursday 19th January!

January 18th, 2017

At asphaleia we want to give our young people the chance to access support and socialize outside of class. Our Drop In sessions run every Thursday 4-6.

 

If you want to meet new people, talk about your future, have a go at some art or simply just want to hang out with us then call 01903 823546

Young Persons Journey so far on the Independent Visiting Scheme!

January 16th, 2017

Many of our young people within the Independent visitor scheme enjoy sports and physical fitness.  We have young people participating on a regular basis in trampolining, football and tennis.

One young person and her visitor are using their sessions to concentrate on physical fitness and well-being.  She is a sports enthusiast.  At the age of 12 she has done Thai boxing and plays on the school football team.  We managed to match her with a visitor who outside of her occupation is a personal trainer.  The young person and her visitor have been together for a year.  They have done a number of different activities from Thai boxing to go-karting.

Moving forward in the New Year they have discussed how they would use their time together.  We encourage visitors to ask their young people how they would like to spend their sessions.  The young person shared that she would like to spend more time on physical activities.

Their recent visit incorporated a trip to the local park whereby they played badminton at the tennis courts.  The young person engaged well with the activity demonstrating some good hand eye coordination when focused on the activity.  The visitor noticed that the young person though lacks self-confidence initially, she becomes self-assured very quickly.  She engages well with sports and enjoys her time out.  They ended the session with a hot chocolate which the young person said she can work off next time!

For more information about the Independent Visitor Scheme, please email us by clicking here.

Worthing ‘SAFE’ project

January 16th, 2017

Our brand new SAFE project in West Sussex is almost ready to kick off!

SAFE is funded by the Big Lottery, and delivered by asphaleia action in partnership with West Sussex County Council.

SAFE aims to reduce the numbers of children and young people (aged 10-24) who are at risk of becoming victims of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) across West Sussex. CSE is when a young person is made or tricked into doing something sexual, sometimes receiving something in return such as love, money, gifts, alcohol or acceptance. CSE can occur both in person and online and can affect both females and males.

SAFE West Sussex will provide specialist 1-1 interventions with young people, as well as raising awareness of healthy/unhealthy relationships in year 6 classrooms across West Sussex.

One of the key outcomes of the SAFE project is that children and young people understand what a healthy relationship looks like, what CSE is and how they are vulnerable to becoming a victim.

Meet the team!

Ruby Garnham and Kay Jones – our two full time CSE interventionists based in our Worthing offices. Ruby and Kay are looking forward to starting delivery on the project very soon!!!

If you would like any more information, or would like to discuss any concerns, please contact us at head office : 01903522966 or  headoffice@asphaleia.co.uk.

Government urges for early intervention support for young people with Mental Health needs

January 13th, 2017

Teresa May spoke out yesterday for prevention support for young people with mental health issues. She pointed out that one in four people have a mental health condition and are not adequately supported due to lack of awareness.

The government will be investing in mental health first aide for front line staff so that young people can be support as soon as possible. This reform was supported by the statistic that 75% of all mental health problems are visible at age 18 but start earlier in life.

Please click this link to access the full article  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38548567

If you know a young person aged 11-25 and are worried about their mental health please contact asphaleia on 01903 823546 to find out how we can help provide support in Worthing, Kent and Uxbridge.

Worthing phone lines back up!

January 12th, 2017

Thank you for your patience.

We are pleased to announce that both our Worthing phone lines are now up and running!

Worthing phone lines are down

January 12th, 2017

Our phone lines are temporarily down in Worthing.

In the meantime please contact us on 01895 272 478 and messages will be passed on to the relevant member of staff.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused, this should be resolved shortly.

New Year in Sierra Leone

January 9th, 2017

Over the last month the team have managed to retain all 116 beneficiaries that are currently learning in our centre. This is remarkable achievement and one of the many things that have enabled the Kabor project to start 2017 with such positive momentum.

The original training program for women has been redesigned and now includes additional skills such as bead work and rug making.

The women on the training program are thrilled with the course and are very keen to learn.

As well as this Kabor have been working tirelessly over the festive period and their canteen is now built! The team are now sourcing equipment and food so that their canteen can officially open in the next few weeks.

If you would like more information on becoming an esteemed monthly donor or to help our team in Kabor,please click here to email us.

Key Skills session with young person in Kent

January 5th, 2017

To kick off the New Year with a fresh start, in Kent we have been encouraging the young people we work with to keep a fresh home for a healthy start to the year! Our outreach service in Kent supports unaccompanied minors who live independently in shared accommodation with other young people in the same situation as them. We visit them once a week to have key skills sessions based on independent living, how to manage their home, access support services and maintain a healthy lifestyle to name a few.

As you can imagine, cleaning is not the most exciting task a young person may want to do or even have experience in as this is a females role in many of the countries they come from. However, most young people we work with are happy to learn about their responsibilities in the home and get involved as you can see from the below picture.

For more information about Care Kent, please call us on 01622 690 857.