Following the Government announcement on 31st October and the new national restrictions that have come into place on 5th November, please see the below link to the up to date guidance from the National Youth Agency (NYA):

Youth Engagement

The benefits of sport and physical activity move beyond just the health benefits, they also provide an environment and platform for developing community engagement, building positive behaviours and provide opportunities to learn and develop lifelong skills.

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire want to support young people across both counties who are experiencing increased levels of mental health problems, have limited access to positive activities and opportunities, who are showing signs of challenging behaviour or are at risk of criminal exploitation. We work closely with partner organisations including West Mercia Police, CAMHS and Positive Activity providers, to support the young people within the community through engagement in sport and physical activity.

We aim to provide opportunities for young people aged under 25yrs, to experience the physical and mental benefits that sport and physical activity has to offer. We will support young people to develop social and employability skills, improve their confidence and self-esteem, help them to reduce anti-social behaviour and prevent offending. Working with agencies, coaches and clubs, we will target projects and opportunities to engage young people I a wide range of sport and physical activity across the two counties, as well as providing volunteering opportunities and sport-based qualifications.

Impact

Below is the Impact Report for the PCC funded Youth Engagement project from July 2016 - March 2018. You can also download the document.