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|EVS accreditation type||
|EVS accreditation expiry date||03/07/2015|
|Location||Glasgow, United Kingdom|
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Over the past few years we have designed out model of delivery to accommodate the young people with whom we work most closely, i.e. the young people who we engage with on the streets. However we work with any young person who engages/contacts the service for a variety of reason. We have developed a volunteering pack specifically for our service. We have had several young people who have come to us as a service user, eventually volunteering to deliver some of our services and ending up as paid workers.
Over the past three years with our registration with the EVS it has given us the added opportunity to offer young people/volunteers the opportunity to work overseas and develop their knowledge and skills in other areas and other countries.
We have sent two young people to Germany and Russia with another three young people going through the initial process and then pulling out due to unforeseen circumstances. Currently I have three young people who have shown a keen interest in volunteering this year and who I have registered with the Youth Network site
Youthpoint is primarily a detached streetwork service working with young people aged between 11 and 21 years possibly older who reside in a number of housing schemes in and around the city of Glasgow. Youthpoint provides Streetwork 3 evenings per week in areas identified as ASB hotspots, at times and days identified by Housing Associations and the police when most Antisocial Behaviour takes place. We deliver a number of diversionary activities and thematic group work particularly focussing upon violence related issues and we are a partner in a joint supported employment initiative with the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) and Glasgow Regeneration Agency also working with young people who are gang members or have been associated with gangs to get them into employment or further education.
The service works predominantly with young people who are often described as ‘hard to reach’. Often they have been excluded from mainstream youth facilities or see no relevance in them or they have been excluded from school. They are very often on the peripheries of ASB through gang affiliation, criminal behaviour, possibly drugs and alcohol misuse. Youthpoint also works with groups such as young carers, disabled young people and refugee and asylum seekers in partnership with other organisations whose remit is to work with these young people.
|Organisation name||Aberlour Youth Point Glasgow|
|Street||11 Dava Street, Govan|
|Postal code||G51 2JA|
|Telephone number||0141 445 0073|
Last update: 03/07/2012