We are delighted to be one of the Mayors chosen charities. When Dorset Council ceased running youth clubs we formed a charity and kept clubs running in Wareham , Corfe and Wool. We have raised funds to employ staff and provide services and keep our Wareham Youth and Community Centre updated and put to good use. We continually raise money, train volunteers , work in partnership and are grateful for the support from the local community and various organisations.
Since 2016 over 1400 young people have used our services and we have brought funding into Wareham.
Currently we run 10 open access sessions a week for young people, provide a money matters session with CAB for young people, provide counselling via a Dorset MIND counsellor, provide relationship and sexual health support , enable a D of E group and adults with a learning disability group to meet regularly, Other groups meet in the centre with a range of rooms and Education room with an interactive white board, a small quiet room, a large hall for activities or larger meetings with tables and chairs . We also have a Not so Youth.group that meets on a Thursday morning in term time between 10 and 12, subs £3.
We run some under 10’s fun events. Once a year we take a group of young carers to Cornwall giving them a well deserved break , We also provided other residential and day trips. A yoga and a yukelele group and others meet in the centre. We hire out a variety of rooms.
To keep running our qualified staff also undertake some one to one work with young people or parent and young person, the money raised goes towards our running costs. to find out more please contact our Chief Officer Kev Vasey on 01929552934.
Volunteers are supported by qualified workers and we are currently seeking more people for fundraising events and someone with PR publication skills to work with our volunteer who maintains our website.
Young people tell us the youth club is a safe place where they can meet and link with adults they trust . Young adults return to tell us how much youth club helped them.