Why did you choose to become a youthworker?

I chose to be a youthworker because I wanted to help young people as I feel I can relate to them from my experiences as a young person.

What is the best thing about your Job?

I Love the team that I get to work with. Not only are they my colleagues they are my family. I also love the relationships I build with young people and that I can be a role model for them.

The most challenging ?

The first time a young person was verbally aggressive towards me, as it was the first time it happened I found it hard to deal with.

What is your best memory?

There are so many I can’t name them all. But one that stands out is when one of the volunteers cooked a full Roast dinner on a Saturday Drop-in session and we all sat round the table.

Strangest/ Silliest/ funniest thing that has happened to you while doing Youthwork?

One of the funniest things that has happened to me was when I was pregnant and on a shift; a young person said to me “Are you pregnant or just fat?”


Staying at home in Social Isolation is taking its toll on all of us. Whether you’re a young person struggling with learning at home and missing your friends or a parent trying to juggle the demands of working from home and educating your children, The Door understands where you’re coming from. We are the leading youth charity in Stroud with nearly 30 years experience of supporting young people and their families when times get tough. One of our highly skilled professionals is there for you.

In order to protect the identity of the young person /parent in our stories some details including names and places may have been changed

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