In North Birmingham our 2 main projects are in partnership with the Anglican Parish of Handsworth and the Methodist church in Lozells. Our aims are to support local churches engage with marginalised young people that live in some of the most deprived areas of Birmingham.
We also are establishing a number of partnerships across the north of the city including work in Aston, Witton, Perry Common and Erdington. These partnerships are mainly focussed on supporting effective community based work and the delivery of World Worth Living In.
In Handsworth we deliver the following projects : -
Fusion Youth Club which has been established for 5 years. It provides a safe place for young people to be and they can participate in activities such as football training, table tennis, pool, X-box 360 and eating healthy snacks from the tuck shop.
Fusion Youth Forum is a group of young people from the youth club meet together to shape their youth club.
Schools Work consists of small group work that enables pupils of Handsworth Wood Girls School to increase their confidence and self-esteem.
Young Womens Group is for young women in years 6 and 7. Its aim is to help year 6 pupils with the transition to secondary school. The role of the year 7’s is to get to know the year 6's before they make the move to secondary school.
Health Drop In. We provide advice and information about health and wellbeing as well as sign-posting young people to other services if this is what they need.
Music project. Young people who attend this group have looked at the theme of identity through lyric writing and music production. The aim is that the young people gain new skills and begin to think more deeply about who they are.
In Lozells we deliver a project called
Step Up, Step Out. Young people participate in dance, drama, lyric writing and music production.