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Drop In for Young People

The local SNT team began running a drop in centre for young people in early April following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.

The SNT team saw an increase in calls in relation to ASB in early Spring this year, we listened to both the young people and those who their behaviour was affecting and it was clear to see that a lot of this behaviour was centred on boredom. We decided, with the help of NWBC, to begin running a drop in centre for the young people on Friday evenings - this provides them with a safe place to go in the warm (with snacks).

 

Since this has been in place we have seen a decrease in calls and we have a positive turnout to each drop-in we hold. It is really important for us to have a good relationship with the young people and this has really helped us build bridges that previously may not have been in place. It also gives the young people a chance to be heard, whether they have concerns about themselves, friends or in the community we are there to answer any question they may have.

We are keen to get as many young people along as possible and have previously handed out flyers at the local high school at the end of the school day. We encourage any young person to come along whether it be for 10 minutes or the full 2 hours.

 

Please check our team calendar for the next dates.

Published 07/05/19