Below is listed a number of organisations at national, county and district level that provide services and support to young people and their families in our community.
Summer Activity Clubs offering a range of summer activities clubs will be hosted at the Stansted Youth Centre on Lower Street (CM24 8LR) from July 26 to August 27. Activities include sports, creative workshops and games; plus a tasty, nutritious lunch will be provided.
Free Catch-Up Lessons The Invicta Summer Academy starts today (July 26) and is open to all school students, aged 6 years to 16 years. For the next five weeks it will offer FREE, daily, live, interactive, online teaching, delivered by fully qualified teachers. Students don’t have to sign up to all the lessons – they have the flexibility to choose which areas of maths and English they want to practice and which lessons to attend.
Family Lives Matter supports lone parents and parents of children with SEN across all areas of Essex. The services available are individual support by phone or MS Teams and online parenting groups via MS Teams. Family Lives Matter is funded under the Covid 19 Wellbeing project and works partnership with Essex County Council. Details on their facebook page and website familylives.org.uk
Get Help With Tech Schools, trusts and local authorities (ordering for maintained schools) in England have until June 30 to request mobile data increases for disadvantaged children and young people in years 3 to 11 who are not able to attend school due to national lockdown restrictions. They must meet all 3 of these criteria:
The Gifted Organisation runs a Gifted@Crafting course to help young women (11-18) learn new skills that will improve their wellbeing and self-esteem by taking on new challenges. Taking place over nine sessions, this free online course will take participants through T-shirt making, cozy cushions, embroidery, puppet making, plaiting, and crochet goals. Sign up here.
Galop has launched a new LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline. https://www.consortium.lgbt/2021/02/02/launch-of-lgbt-hate-crime-helpline/
Galop can provide independent advice, support, and signposting to local organisations. Their helpline is run by LGBT+ people for LGBT+ people, and it is completely confidential. Anyone affected by anti-LGBT+ abuse can talk to the helpline team about abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, or violence they’ve experienced because of their orientation or gender identity. It is operated by Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity supporting people facing hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence
Victim Support Victims of anti-LGBT+ abuse can also contact Victim Support’s confidential 24/7 Support line on 0808 168 9111, particularly if a victim requires support outside of Galop’s operating hours https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
Organisations providing services to young people can seek funding from the below providers
Micro Grant Communication & Technology Support Fund helps support grass root organisations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, who largely rely on volunteers to deliver their projects and have no infrastructure to support communications and technology. Further information can be found here