The NewBridge Project and Dwellbeing Shieldfield are currently developing a new programme of activity led by and for young people in Shieldfield.
Due to the lack of current youth provision the programme will develop meaningful youth activity with young people in Shieldfield, ensuring that this is responsive to their needs and wants, with their vision at its centre. Working alongside a qualified part-time youth worker, a team of local volunteers, Dwellbeing members, and NewBridge staff, we will aim to work with as many young people as possible from Shieldfield . The development of the initial 18-month programme will be led by young people which will include weekly activities, monthly skills workshops, residential, trips, events and detached youth work/relationship building.
The focus of Dwellbeing and The NewBridge Project’s work is around art, activism and building community, knowledge and skills. We hope to bring this interest and experience to the Youth Programme, but activities will not be directed by this – it will be up to the young people involved to shape the activity of the programme.