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Centre Based Activities & Street Work

The Centre Based Activities & Street Work programme encompasses the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence:

  • Successful Learners;
  • Confident Individuals;
  • Responsible Citizens;
  • Effective Contributors.

Our Centre based group will allow young people to access positive learning environments to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Centre-based programmes will be accessible to all, but will have a focus on:

  • 11-19 year olds;
  • Transition groups;
  • Health and well-being;
  • Arts & Creativity;
  • LGBT;
  • Accreditation - DYA/YAA.

Our Street Work Project enables workers to hear and respond to what young people themselves identify as their wants and needs.  Key partners such as Drugs Action, City Wardens, Grampian Fire and Rescue Service and Square 13 can also pay a key role in Street Work.

Some of our short-term Street Work Project outcomes are:

  • To build relationships with young people;
  • To increase knowledge in young people in relation to drugs, alcohol, sexual health etc.
  • To engage with those young people most at risk of drug/alcohol misuse, anti-social behaviours, offending;
  • To increase self-confidence and self-esteem of young people.

Our long term aim is:

  • To reduce risk-taking behaviour, including drug and alcohol use, anti-social behaviour, offending;
  • To increase community engagement, promote citizenship and positive lifestyle changes.

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  • Ellie Hepburn
    Development Officer
    Lifelong Learning - Youth Development Team
    Aberdeen City Council
    Education, Culture and Sport
    Torry Youth and Leisure Centre
    Oscar Road
    AB11 8ER
    Phone: 01224 878927
    Fax: 01224 249860