Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, there has been plenty of uncertainty and worry. Here at The Youth Association, we want to reassure you that although we can’t physically get together, we still believe that engagement with young people is essential and will continue.
To do this, our youth workers have had to think outside the box. The team has been developing an array of tools and methods that will engage groups, including online functions, social media, video chat facilities and live streams.
Over the period of the lockdown our teams have been engaging with young people in group work and individual support. This work includes virtual drop-in support for individuals, daily exercise routines, writing diaries, writing letters to send to elderly residents at care homes, online CPR sessions, and our dance group have even been carrying on their sessions live stream!
It has been fantastic to see the engagement from all the amazing young people during this time and we look forward to continuing working together apart!