Wester Hailes Youth Agency

Wester Hailes Youth Agency

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Wester Hailes Youth Agency

Wester Hailes Youth Agency strives to relieve poverty and disadvantage, to advance learning, to further participation and citizenship for young people aged 8-25 living in West Edinburgh.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    Wester Hailes Youth Agency strives to promote, establish, and operate sustainable services and facilities, which integrate environmental, social and economic factors for the benefit of young people aged 8-25, living in areas of disadvantage, poverty and exclusion within Wester Hailes and the surrounding communities of Broomhouse, Sighthill, Parkhead, Baberton, Juniper Green and Longstone.

    Our youth work is informed by a set of beliefs that include a commitment to equal opportunities, and to young people as partners in learning and decision making. We believe that the needs, abilities, and aspirations of young people should be recognised, understood, and met within a supportive environment, which encourages them to achieve their goals and make real measurable progress. We endeavour to value the whole person and not focus solely on the problems or difficulties that young people may present.

    In order to achieve our aims we provide the following services: Drop in Provision, Detached Youth Work, Environmental Work, Schools Work, Group Work and Individual Support.

    Three quarters of the area we serve is amongst the most deprived in Scotland (bottom 5%); the remaining quarter is amongst the 10% most deprived. 43% of households are income-deprived; 25% are employment deprived. (Source: http://simd. Scotland. Gov. Uk/map). High levels of crime, alcoholism and substance abuse badly affect the local area.

  • Aims

    Wester Hailes Youth Agency aims to:

    • To relieve poverty and disadvantage. The Youth Agency offers young people the means to break the cycle and the support to achieve their potential
    • To advance learning. We aim to improve outcomes for young people, who suffer many issues, feel isolated from the community, feel deeply stigmatised and struggle to see a positive future.
    • To further participation and citizenship. Our projects give young people the confidence to make positive choices for themselves and their community and encourage them to become active citizens.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1997

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 12

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 01314424015

    Address: 12 Dumbryden Road Edinburgh EH14 2AB

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
  • Drop in Provision

    Our Drop in Provision gives young people living in areas of deprivation the opportunity to... More