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We run a wide range of Life Skills workshops during the week.

We can offer support with:

  • Improving your Communication Skills
  • Improving Your Self Confidence
  • Cooking
  • Art & Design
  • Music & Studio skills
  • Drama

They are all designed to help you improve your confidence and to help you decide what your next step is going to be. The workshops are relaxed, open and informal. 

We also offer one-to-one support for issues around Communication & Confidence, and run separate Men's and Women's support groups.

Our drop-in is open throughout the week from 10:30 to 16:00, and there is always someone around who will listen, have a chat with you and offer advice and support. Give us a call/email and ask Mark or Derrie for more details.

Music, dance, gym, cooking, drama, painting, fashion design, photography - just some of the exciting programmes you can get involved in at New Horizon Youth Centre.

Patricia Byczek

Patricia Byczek,
HR Manager and Deputy Director

Women's Group

New Horizon runs a weekly women’s group every Thursday between 14:00 till 16:00. The Women’s group provides a safe space for young women to engage in various workshops.

These include:

  • Creative arts sessions
  • Personal development
  • Trips out
  • Fitness sessions
  • Building positive relationships 

As well as running workshops we can provide one to one support with young women in need of help with legal matters, relationships and health. This is available every week, speak to Hazz for details.

 

Men’s Group

New Horizon Youth Centre runs a weekly men’s group on Tuesdays between 14:00 till 16:00. This provides an engaging space for young men to speak freely around issues that affect them most.

The workshops include:

  • Personal development
  • Anger management
  • Becoming a parent
  • Goal setting
  • Legal matters
  • Relationships

If you would like more information please drop into the centre and speak to Alex

 

Weekend Service

The weekend service offers homeless and vulnerably housed young people a range of services including referrals to emergency accommodation, breakfast, hot showers, warm clothes, access to a counsellor and use of the music studio.

In addition young people using the centre must take part in an accredited award scheme (AQA). This scheme is run on both days, and students take part in a class on numeracy, literacy, or PSHE. Subjects covered in these classes include algebra, percentages, sexual health, careers, healthy relationships, discrimination and speeches made by famous people.

ESOL classes are also run for students who do not speak English as their first language, and one-on-one support is given to young people with basic, or no, literacy or numeracy skills.

In the afternoons workshops are run enabling young people to take part in a range of activities including ice-skating, film-editing, cooking, nature reserve and theatre trips.

The weekend service is made up of 6 staff and a team of committed and trained volunteers, from diverse backgrounds, with a range of interests and experiences. This enables the weekend team to support young people and to engage them in positive activities.

You need to be here by 12.00 noon in order to access Saturday & Sunday’s activities.

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