Warrington Borough Council - Youth Support Service
Warrington youth support service provides a range of opportunities and activities for young people between the ages of 11-19. Youth workers aim to support the personal and social development of young people during their transition into adulthood.
Opportunities and support are provided through different avenues, such as building based, within youth centres, schools and children’s centres. On detached where workers meet young people on the streets, in local parks and town centre or using our mobile to engage young people where there is little or no access to building provision.
The service also provides a range of specialist support to young people including:
Young People’s Drugs and Alcohol Team: Offering specialist support and intervention on a one-to-one basis to young people who are affected by drug and/or alcohol use. Young people can self refer to the service or can be referred by any professional or agency with the young person’s consent.
Youth Advice Shops: offers free, confidential sexual health advice and support (in partnership with Warrington PCT) other services include, contraceptive and STI screening.
Mobile Youth Base: is a purposed built mobile youth centre, which is used in areas of the borough where this is little or no access to buildings for young people. Youth workers utilise the vehicle to engage young people “where they are” and enhance the work of our “detached teams”. The mobile base can be used to offer advice, information and to support young people in a range of purposeful activities. The mobile is also used at promotional events within neighborhoods and the town centre.
Our youth parliament group are called IMPACT. This is a very successful group who campaign on behalf of other young people in their communities. Young people are elected via their peers to sit on the national Youth Parliament as Warrington ’s MYP’s (Members of the Youth Parliament).
A key developing strength of the service is the range of youth arts activities on offer, the annual town centre youth carnival and ‘showcase’ events offer large numbers of young people the opportunity to show their talent and get involved in raising the positive profile of young people in the town.
For information on any youth service activity or support group please contact us on 01925 442440
You can find the Youth Strategy dcoument in the downloads
Who to contact
- 01925 442440
Where to go
- Orford Youth Base
- WA2 0JF
- Age ranges
- 11 - 19 years