We’ve recently  reviewed the way that our Youthwork team operate, and moved towards a new, ‘Focused’ structure which will enable us to continue to deliver great quality Youthwork to ALL young people, but allow individuals in the team the ability to ‘Focus’ on particular areas of need. The first move into this new ‘era’ of working has been to employ our first Focussed Intervention Youthworker, Annie Hamblett-Clarke. Annie’s role will focus on working with those young people currently out of work or education.

Here Annie introduces herself:

Hi my name is Annie and I have just started working at The Door Youth Work project at the beginning of July as a Focus Intervention Youth Worker. I am here to help all the awesome young people back into education, employment and training.

So a little bit about me. I was brought up in church but did wander off for a while to see what the big wide world had in store for me. In that time I became a mummy to four beautiful children. Life became a little more difficult then but in 2008 I came back into church and found an awesome church that nurtured, loved and supported me. I worked with the children and young people helping in the children’s church, youth club and helped with the dance troop. I love singing and dancing and joined the Gospel choir in the church, so you will probably hear me singing, humming or banging a beat somewhere around.

In 2010 I studied Youth work at University and in that time I worked at The Rock in Cheltenham and Young Gloucestershire in Gloucester. After finishing University I have been blessed with this awesome job at The Door. I am so blessed to work here and am looking forward to meeting and getting to know  everyone. I love being a youth worker and am passionate about helping the young people of Stroud in fulfilling the best in their lives.



Our next step in the new era is to recruit a Youthworker with a focus on Health and Wellbeing – they will head up our AWOL sports programme as well as healthy eating, drugs and alcohol awareness , and deliver centre based and detached Youthwork. This role is part-time and starts in September. For more information, email info@thedoor.org.uk


Welcome Annie