On the streets in Wakefield.
We work in the Eastmoor area of Wakefield with groups of recently arrived black African young people. Working closely with the local community, we support isolated and vulnerable young people to access services they need and have a say in their neighbourhoods.
The Youth Association’s detached work in Wakefield helps marginalized groups find their voice, meet other young people and improve their relationships with local services, such as the police. This project connects with young people socializing in local outdoor spaces and encourages them to collaborate with other groups, promoting social mixing. The project helps young people to identify their aspirations and facilitates the process of moving towards these.