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APPEAL NCS Social Action week-supporting homelessness in Youth Fed areas

20th March 2017, written by Youth Federation
APPEAL NCS Social Action week-supporting homelessness in Youth Fed areas

  From 18th – 25th March it is the NCS social action week in England and Youth Fed young people have tasked themselves with supporting homelessness in our NCS delivery areas-Cheshire, Halton and Wirral All this week we will be: • Collecting items to create kits for the homeless • Involving homeless charities • Raising the profile of the situation through media • Going Live on Facebook to engage our new recruits in a SA project before the Summer NCS • Running this SAP with our grads. If you have any items that you think will be suitable to go in the k...

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Youth Fed cyber programme in the Limelight!

7th March 2017, written by Youth Federation
Youth Fed cyber programme in the Limelight!

Youth Fed was very fortunate over the last week to receive keen interest from the media in the success and ambitions of our Cyber Safety Development programme. The Cyber Safety Programme seeks to involve young people positiviely in using their IT skills for promising careers in the Cyber Safety Careers rather than using their skills to the detriment of national and international cber security!   Cath Elvey Programme Manager and Martin Howlett Development Director took part in a number of interviews including on Radio Manchester. You can catch the whole interview here: http://w...

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NCS Young People bag 391 for local Youth Group

26th January 2017, written by Youth Federation
NCS Young People bag 391 for local Youth Group

  Pictured are young people from one of Youth Fed's Halton NCS Graduate teams. The young people gave up 4 hours of their Sunday afternoon on the 22nd of January to raise a fantastic £391 at Tesco in Widnes. The funds raised will be used towards buying games equipment for local youth group Woodside Youth Group in Runcorn. Well done team!!!! ...

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McEwan Wallace first Wirral business to sign up to Match Me a Mentor!

3rd January 2017, written by Youth Federation
McEwan Wallace first Wirral business to sign up to Match Me a Mentor!

Leading accountancy firm McEwan Wallace has become the first business in Wirral to sign up to a new initiative to help vulnerable young people look forward to a brighter future. The Birkenhead-based company has pledged support for ‘Match Me a Mentor’ a new project launched by charity Youth Fed which aims to help raise young people’s confidence and self-esteem and offer them a positive role model. The project, due to start in September, will also provide opportunities to young people in the area, and is being piloted in Wirral, with plans to expand it across six other regions...

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Phoenix LGBT+ Groups for young people in Cheshire West!

3rd January 2017, written by Youth Federation
Phoenix LGBT+ Groups for young people in Cheshire West!

  Phoenix is a series of youth groups for young people aged 13-19 years who identify as LGBT+ (lesbian, gay bisexual, trans, plus other identities) or anyone who is questioning their sexuality or gender identity in the Cheshire West area. These groups will be a safe space, offering you a wide range of fun activities and opportunities, plus the chance to meet lots more LGBT+ young people. For more details please get in touch on the details contained on the poster! ...

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Breaking down Barriers

31st August 2016, written by Youth Federation
Breaking down Barriers

Anna*, who has been deaf since birth was referred to uby Job Centre Plus. Anna would like a work placement in a retail to get her confidence up, due to her disability Anna also has low confidence using public transport which holds her back from travelling to work. Anna and her mentor identified an opportunity with the local volunteering service which matches young people with volunteer opportunities. She said she would need help with travel financially and was nervous about the prospect of travelling to the service in Liverpool. Anna didn’t feel confident engaging in conversations about...

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Daniel's story...

23rd August 2016, written by Youth Federation
Daniel's story...

*Daniel was placed in foster care at an early age after his Mum was unable to cope with him and his Dad had already left. Mum was an alcoholic and soon after Daniel was taken into care his mum disappeared, in his teens Daniel was asked to identify a woman’s body through photographs, it was not his mother but the trauma of this has stayed with him to this day especially since his mother has never been found. After leaving the care system Daniel went from pillar to post staying in various hostels. It was at one of these hostels that Daniel struck up a relationship with a young lady just sl...

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Prestbury Youth Club secures 27,000 funding with Youth Fed's support!

8th November 2016, written by Youth Federation
Prestbury Youth Club secures 27,000 funding with Youth Fed's support!

Great news from our members. Prestbury Youth Club have secured £27,000 funding from WREN. WREN was established in 1997, it is company limited by guarantee and a non-profit making Environmental Body (EB) registered to fund projects which are eligible under the Landfill Communities Fund. The £27,000 completes the fundraising undertaken to raise £80,000 towards a purpose built Youth Facility for young people in the village near Macclesfield. The Youth club will be open two days a week with a range of different activities taking place on the additional three days. Building will ...

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TalentMatch residential

2nd November 2016, written by Youth Federation
TalentMatch residential

In September a number of young people from our Intensive Mentoring programme, TalentMatch took part in a fantastic residential to work towards building young people’s confidence and team working skills. Young people took part in a number of team activities including ghyll scrambling, boating, orienteering and stargazing. Discussions were had about activities people could take part in and those with health conditions as well as those who didn’t want to take part were considered and alternatives provided. At all stages young people were encouraged to participate-supported by both men...

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