Pointing to a healthier future
POINT is a youth project which includes at its core a wide range of programmes to support young people in their personal and emotional development from Childhood to Adulthood. To do this we will provide activities to raise the confidence, self esteem and physical wellbeing in our young people
Charity information: Fishguard And Goodwick Young Persons Trust Ltd (POINT)
Fishguard and Goodwick are very rural seaside towns in Pembrokeshire. Growing up in such a rural area creates a sense of isolation. Many of our beneficiaries never leave the area. This creates a lack of self-confidence and self Esteem & an intolerance towards difference: different ways of living, other religions, ethnicities and sexualities. We aim to raise the emotional and physical well-being of our young people in fun and informal ways.
We will use raise confidence, self esteem and physical wellbeing through outdoor adventure activities. These activities will encourage the young people to move out of their comfort zones and trying activities they wouldn't usually have access too.
To address the increase in inappropriate attitudes and behaviours we aim to run dedicated workshops which will give the young people a safe space to develop their emotional intelligence as well as teaching them to make healthy and informed choices.
Improve the physical health of young people
Activities» Provide a range of adventure and sporting activities for the young people to participate in. This will also raise their self esteem and confidence
» Provide young people with healthy meals after school and in school holidays. In 2015 we gave out over 1600 healthy meals
We will do evaluation forms after each activity & quarterly questionnaires asking whether the young people take part/eat healthier since having access to POINT activities & meals
Improve the emotional intelligence of young people to make healthy and informed choices
Activities» Provide workshops on issues that are young people are currently facing like sexual health and substance misuse among others
Each of our workshops will be evaluated by the young people using specialised evaluation forms and with quarterly feedback questionnaires.
The long term changes will be that our young people have raised confidence and improved physical and mental health. This will be demonstrated by the levels of participant take up. As we are a voluntary service for young people, they chose whether they want to take part - this will be used as an evaluation tool along with the evaluation forms which will be completed by each participant after the workshops/activity to monitor if anything changed for the young people as part of our intervention.
As we are a user led organisation which relys soley on the voluntary participation of our young people, there is always a risk that there will not be interest in activities or workshops.
In order to tackle these risks we ask the young people what activities they would like us to put on and if there is anything new they would like to try. This enables us to gauge the amount of interest. We also talk to young people about current issues facing them which gives us ideas on what workshops to run.
We will report back to donors by sending them a quarterly newsletter which will demonstrate what the young people have been doing. We will also provide questionnaire feedback on how our service has impacted on the young people along with two case studies
Budget - Project Cost: £4,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,500 Healthy Meals Provide healthy meals three times a week to our young people £2,000 Adventure activities Provide a minimum of 15 adventure activities throughout the year £500 workshop materials Provide resources to run informative workshops
Fishguard and Goodwick are small towns in a highly rural location in Pembrokeshire, Wales poorly served by public transport. This makes a range of recreation, advice & support difficult to access for our young people. We have an infrequent bus service and a town service bus that stops at 6pm.
In Fishguard and Goodwick there are three Junior schools and one Secondary school who all fall into the Yellow and Amber grading system as outlined by the Welsh Government
POINT caters for all young people in our catchment area (North Pembrokeshire) , in which many face disadvantage in one or more areas of their lives. POINT aims to provide opportunities for young people to acquire the confidence, self esteem and skills to overcome the obstacles they may encounter on their journey from childhood to adulthood.
POINT is a unique and very successful service. We are the only Charity Youth Project in North Pembrokeshire that is open 6 days a week, 50 weeks of the year with extended opening times during the school holidays.
All our staff are qualified Youth Workers and are passionate about improving the wellbeing of Young People, the staff all have their unique skills which complements the service we offer.
We are lucky to have our own building and garden which aids in the activities and workshops we run
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Youth Work Team Leader - to oversee the staff and drop in provision. Co facilitates workshops with other staff
Youth Development Worker - Llyr engages our young people in sporting activities and aids in the running of drop in
Youth Work Assistant - Hannah runs a young parents group and co facilitates emotional intelligence workshops and aids in the running of drop in
Youth Forum Co-Ordinator- Gethin runs our youth forum and sets up alcohol free music events with the young people.