Project information

Drop in Provision

Our Drop in Provision gives young people living in areas of deprivation the opportunity to enjoy their recreation time. We will provide Drop-In of 272 (2.5 hour) sessions for a total of 236 young people aged 8-25 during 2013-2014.

The project is ongoing

Charity information: Wester Hailes Youth Agency

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  • Need

    Need

    The young people we work with suffer many issues, feel isolated from family and community, feel deeply stigmatised and struggle to see a positive future, a large number lack parental support and most have little access to disposable income to take part in positive recreational activities. Access to recreational opportunities are often prejudiced by social and economic pressures and by fear of abuse and bullying. Young people should be able to enjoy recreation time free from these pressures.

    Solution

    We offer a wide range of activities that are key to physical and emotional well being. They include; team games, arts and crafts, cooking, a Breakfast club on a Saturday, board games, pool and access to computers. We have a chill out area which young people often use to discuss concerns with youth workers. Youth workers are fully trained to provide individual support, if necessary. Indeed, many of the children we support are vulnerable and have difficult family situations to cope with at home.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide Drop in provision for a total of 236 young people during 2013-2014.

    Activities

    » We will provide Drop-In of 272 (2.5 hour) sessions for a total of 236 young people aged 8-25 during 2013-2014.

    We achieve our aim of 236 young people accessing our Drop in Provision, it remaining a very popular service in the community.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Young people have increased self-esteem, confidence and positive behaviour.
    Youth workers help young people to develop their confidence in a number of ways; it could be by encouraging them to take part in activities with other young people, to share their suggestions, to help workers set up activities, to talk to other young people or discuss issues that they are facing with staff. Staff and young people will comment on their progress in formal and informal evaluations.

    Risk

    Young people in the area could stop attending the Drop in.
    Young people are at the centre of everything we do and we ensure that they feel a sense of ownership for the Drop-In service by allowing them to decide what activities they would like to take part in and what resources they would like to access. This is a vital part to them accessing the service and we will continue to include them in the planning of the project. We also publicise the Drop in so young people know about it.

    Reporting

    We will write a 6 month report to funders detailing the progress of the project, and reporting on activities, monitoring and evaluations. We will also include case studies and any feedback from partner organisations.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £80,726

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      Amount Heading Description
      £45,905 Programme delivery Delivering 272 (2.5 hour) sessions for a total of 236 young people.
      £16,296 Support costs Management and training.
      £18,525 Running costs The costs to ensure we can run the service, including heating and lighting.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    The Gannochy Trust £4,000 Guaranteed
    Edinburgh Airport £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Children and young people growing up in the Wester Hailes area live in homes which are identified in the SIMD as being among the poorest 5% in Scotland, with the highest unemployment (bottom 5% nationally), with poor health, education, skills and training (lowest 10% nationally). 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 (SIMD)

    Beneficiaries

    The young people we work with suffer many issues, feel isolated from family and community, feel deeply stigmatised and struggle to see a positive future, a large number lack parental support and most have little access to disposable income to take part in positive or healthy recreational activities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working in the area for 16 years. We have a good relationship with young people, the local community and partner organisations. Our staff are trained to ensure we are delivering the best possible service for young people in the area. Our Pyramid Youth Centre is the only dedicated youth centre in West Edinburgh.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Valerie Cox

    Valerie is the Manager of the Youth Agency but also a Youth Worker. She is integral to the work of the Youth Agency.

All the staff are amazing – they help me cause I can talk to them about what is going on at home

Ben