Project information

CRISP Summer Activity Group

The group will provide support to some of the most isolated young people in the community. These are young people who are struggling with emotional issues possibly anxieties relating to social isolation, low confidence and self esteem. The group leads to more positive engagement with education etc

July 2018 - August 2018

Charity information: Bexley Moorings Project

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  • Need

    Need

    As with many places the most isolated and vulnerable young people can spend the whole of the summer holidays building on their isolation. They may be struggling with emotional issues some with anxieties poverty or low confidence and self-esteem which can prevent them engaging
    in activities. Some of the social isolation can be around lack of social skills or barriers in understanding of signals such as linked to autism.
    The isolation is compounded over the summer and can be overwhelming

    Solution

    Through careful engagement one to one and multiple approaches with the young person and the family we look to encourage engagement,
    The young people will take part in structured and unstructured activities building their skills and confidence base,
    The range of activities (individual and group) will include cooking, worksheets, drama all set to build their confidence.
    The staff will support individual development encouraging each young person to challenge themselves throughout,

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide a goal based group for young people to reduce isolation during the summer period.


    Activities

    » Referral, home visits etc will be used to help the young person set individual achievable goals
    » activities will be targetted to the needs of the group members to ensure they get the most from the experience
    » The food at lunchtime will enable the opportunity to eat healthily and to learn new cooking skills again building confidence
    » The drama in the afternoon will help build on having a voice and expressing frustrations and helping identify positive responses to challenges

    What success will look like

    The young peoples goals scores session by session
    Numbers engaging in further activities
    Feedback from families
    Worksheets, drama film will evidence progress and views


  • Impact

    Impact

    Young people go on to engage in group activities outside the project. Of groups previously run 85% go onto engage in groups such as St Johns ambulance, local drama groups etc utilising their new skills and confidence.
    The feedback from schools is that the young people are more confident a recent example simply the young person started putting their hand up to answer questions
    Changes tend to be personal but evidenced through feedback from families and schools and less need for targetted support

    Risk

    Number of young people - working with professionals to identify potential participants

    family dynamics change - as the work is goal based and resilience we would work with the individual to help progress this

    young people not able to be transported - alternative arrangements such as transport would be considered

    Reporting

    end of project
    review of goals
    photo and film evidence
    reviews from families
    numbers engaged in new activities at end of the project

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,115

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,420 staff to recruit and support young vulnerable isolated young people through 8 session group
      £3,500 drama workshops to provide 8 workshops for the participants
      £80 insurance extra for the summer programme
      £950 food purchase of food and preparation with young people
      £750 celebration an event to celebrate work of young people
      £150 materials for use in the group work
      £465 expenses expenses of staff including extra training
      £800 room hire of venue and equipment

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    orbit £3,115 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    the London Borough of Bexley
    Although this is often seen as a leafy borough of London it has pockets of deprivation. The siting of the group is in one of the poorest areas which will improve accessibility for families demographics of the population is changing with people seeking affordable rental some clients moving out from more inner boroughs.
    There is a gap in provision for those young people with emerging needs as highlighted in recent health reports and this would help address this

    Beneficiaries

    Young people who have anxieties, may present as high functioning autism, be isolated through poverty be between the ages of 8 and 13 and they will want to engage and make changes to their lives
    These young people will build on their confidence and self esteem and build their resilience which will help them engage when they return to school and they can use these skills to engage in other social activities continuing their personal development

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    local knowledge is key in identifying those most hidden young people through schools, social care, local mental health etc,
    We have an established track record of helping young people with personal issues building their confidence and resilience.
    We are linked with work with the transformation Board on mental health and also the local safeguarding childrens board on keeping young people safe around mental health

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Anne Benentt

    oversee the whole project and help as required with the group and ensuring all work is carried out effectively and gather feedback etc.

    Eva Coen, Psychologist

    Will run the group sessions overseeing mental health safety of young people and contact between sessions with families to follow up on issues

    Ria King Project Lead

    will run activities at the group and engage young people and volunteers in development and also oversee cooking safety and sessions

    Mousetrap Foundation

    facilitate the drama sessions to engage the young people and draw together a filmed presentation review of the sessions