Dursley Town and Cam Parish Council hosted a joint launch event at The Vibe Youth Centre on Monday 17th September to mark the continuation of The Door Youth Project (The Door) as the youthwork provider for the area.
Mayor Cllr Grecian stated . “I am very pleased that The Door have successfully re-tendered for this opportunity, the joint youth project with Cam Parish Council has proved very successful over the last three years and I am confident the young people will continue to reap the benefit of the quality service provided by The Door.”
Across the Stroud District, The Door creates opportunities for young people to overcome their challenges and problems, as well as become ambassadors for change within their local communities. Business Development Director, Barrie Voyce, says “At The Door, our aim is to provide ‘safe spaces’ not simply via a youth or community centre somewhere in town – but more as a philosophy of how we engage with young people. Whether we’re meeting them on the streets, in their schools, or anywhere else , The Door’s youthworkers create the feeling of safety and security which enables young people to be open and honest about their lives and challenges.”
The Door successfully runs community youthwork in Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley, Cam, Wotton, North Nibley and Avening – promoting the concept of safe spaces for all 8-18 year olds across each of its centres and clubs. The Dursley and Cam youthwork team are especially excited to be continuing to host the youth clubs in Dursley and Cam, and have already put in place new sessions such as dedicated junior (11-13 years) and senior (14-18 years) club sessions and a monthly Saturday youth cafe for young people. Kathleen Hanbury, Community Youthwork Co-ordinator says ‘we are so excited to provide these specially tailored sessions as we know that this is exactly what the young people have asked for and will make good use of’.
Information about opening hours for The Door’s youth clubs, targeted work, and family support can be found on their website thedoor.org.uk or on social media by searching for @thedoorstroud
Covid-19 has caused panic and fear across the world. For some of the young people and families supported by The Door, their fragile mental health status prior to Covid-19 is being exacerbated in the current climate; many are feeling out of control and more anxious about their lives.
While we are seeing demand for our services grow we are also losing £500 every working day in income as a result of lockdown. Please donate today to help The Door reach every young person and family that needs our support, especially at this most challenging of times.
If you are a new donor, The Door will receive match funding on donations over £500 (more details on our website)