Project information

Training room equipment and furnishings

Increased numbers of children and young people needing to talk about the affect of divorce and bereavement means that This Way Up needs to expand. We have acquired new premises but now need to equip a training room in order that we can train youth workers locally and fro across the UK.

May 2012 - April 2013

Charity information: This Way Up

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  • Need

    Need

    More young people affected by loss through bereavement and divorce than we can see. Currently 10 on our waiting list.

    Our current service in schools is very successful accessing 120 young people p.a. but we have recently found demand for out of school services too. We need to train more workers locally and from around the UK.

    Our training services are in demand from organisations around the country wishing to offer similar services. We now have a local base to train others.

    Solution

    Our new building is right in the heart of the community that we serve and easily accessible by public transport for those further away. It has ample accommodation for our staff team, group and individual counselling, and training.

    We'll be able to not only reach out to more young people but with more space we can meet with parents too!

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Accommodate Lost and Found courses

    Activities

    » The property has a room suitable to use for small groups and training.

    Success will be using the building to run 6 Lost and Found course for 36 young people annually. The impact of the courses is also monitored.


    Aim 2

    To provide first class teaching and training facilities to youth workers

    Activities

    » We will equip a room at our centre with audio visual equipment and suitable seating.

    Success will be supporting 25 youth and schools workers with training to support young people affected by anxiety and stress caused by parental separation.


  • Impact

    Impact

    TWUP enables more young people to grow up with a stable and consistent emotional well-being. Young people tell us:

    “I have grown in confidence”
    “The group has helped me get back to my normal self”

    Young people we worked with in 2010/11 said:
    • 90% would recommend TWUP to a friend
    • 66% most valued having someone to talk to
    • 53% now had ways of understanding their anger and expressing this in appropriate ways.
    • 50% had more confidence

    Risk

    Securing ongoing funds for the building: we have prepared a funding strategy to secure the building, including a long term business plan to ensure sustainability.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors via an annual report including progress on the use of the premises and results of our activities. Donors will also be welcomed to visit the building and meet our beneficiaries.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Equipment Audio visual equipment and chairs
  • Background

    Location

    Solihull, West Midlands

    Beneficiaries

    72% of children feel that they need someone to talk to about their feelings when their parents separate, and nearly 70% of children rate their experience of parental separation as ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ (Kids in The Middle Survey 2008 Lanyard).

    It is estimated that, at any one time, 70% of schools will be dealing with a recently bereaved child (Holland, 2001).

    Parents will benefit from a listening ear at a time when they are emotionally struggling.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    This Way Up shows excellent results:
    Young people we worked with in 2010/11 said:
    • 90% would recommend TWUP to a friend
    • 66% most valued having someone to talk to
    • 53% now had ways of understanding their anger and expressing this in appropriate ways.
    • 50% had more confidence

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Pete English

    Pete is the Chief Executive and a BACP accredited counsellor and youth worker. Over 20 years experience.

    Jo Fitzsimmons

    Team leader. Qualified youth worker and trainer having worked for several national youth organisations.

Without the 1:1 guidance they provide I feel a number of our students would not have completed their education at our school.

David Evans, Deputy Headteacher