The Door Is Open
While the physical doors to our youth clubs, offices and charity shop are closed The Door is still open. Please find below a list of our current services on offer to young people (and their families) aged 11-25 that live or would usually go to school in the Stroud District.
“We understand that due to COVID 19 many professionals are unable to meet face to face with their clients. As a result our Family Support Service is happy to receive unsigned electronic referrals during this time so that we can continue to support young people and parents that need it. During this time we will be undertaking assessment via video link where possible. Please note the referral charge remains unchanged.”
If you know which service you would like to make a referral to please check our referral guidelines before you proceed.
If you are unsure which services you need or have any other questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on 01453 756745
1:1 Intensive Support
We are still open for referrals for young people, parents and whole families that need more intensive support. Sessions are taking place over the phone and zoom. We understand that service users may be unable to meet face to face and are happy to receive unsigned electronic referrals during this time. (Please note the referral charge remains unchanged)
We are also still open for referrals for our Triple P Parenting Courses and the team are currently pursuing online options
Specialist Support For Care Leavers
The Door’s usual support service for young people leaving care ‘Door to The Future’ is also still open and available for young people that need support during this time. There is no charge for this service – thedoor.org.uk/support
If a parent needs an opportunity to offload or seek advice on what to do next they can request a call from a member of The Door’s Family Support team. By completing the form – https://www.thedoor.org.uk/request-a-call-form/
NEW Young Person’s Phone Line 01453 705350
For young people aged 11-25. Open from 5-7pm every weekday. Young people simply need to call 01453 705350 to speak to a member of The Door’s support team. Talk about how they are feeling and how lockdown is going. The team will be ready to signpost to the best support for callers. Please note this is not a crisis line.
Call A Youthworker
15 minute slots to receive a call either by phone or zoom from The Door’s professional youthworkers. Isak, Kathleen, Willow and Rosie are available at different times during the week for a catch up and a chat, for young people missing their contact during youth sessions. These calls are bookable no later than 1 hour ahead of their slot – https://www.thedoor.org.uk/bookings
Online Youth Club Activities
While we can’t meet young people in person our Community Youthworkers are producing great content on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube for young people to engage with. Known as #TheDoorAtFour we are releasing new content every weekday and Saturday at 4pm across our Social Media including games, challenges, thoughtful reflections and creative ways to get connected.
Search @TheDoorStroud or visit https://www.thedoor.org.uk/youtube
Everyone is dealing with lockdown differently. This page of our website provides links to activities ranging from managing anxiety and parenting tips to manage the unique challenges at this time as well as silly games. The team are also continually uploading COVID specific inspirational thoughts via ‘Mentoring Moments’ broadcasts – thedoor.org.uk/virtual