In response to our evaluations with children and young people SWAY provides a selection of activities according to their needs. All SWAY activities are grant funded by different organisations throughout the year.
- Outreach & Youth Club Café – currently funded by Workman’s Hall Trust and St John’s Community Fund. This work includes staff going out into the local community at peak times (when schools finish) and engaging in conversations with young people to support the reduction of anti-social behaviour and improve community cohesion. Young people are also encouraged to attend the Youth Club Café which is based at St John’s Community Centre. The club is open every Friday from 3.30pm – 7 pm for participants of secondary school age. Participants engage in social activities and receive support in making informed decisions about their future aspirations and any issues of concern and signposted to professional agencies according to their area of need
- Holiday Activities – previously funded by John Lyon’s Charity, WNST and St John’s Community Fund. Activities are held during the Summer Holidays with separate activities provided for children 8-12yrs and young people aged 13-18yrs. Activities include Kayaking, Go-Carting, Archery, T-Shirt design, Altitude Heights, creating their own song on a CD, a dance video and much more
- Schools & Outreach – funded by Brent’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to provide Outreach services once a week to three local secondary schools in the areas of Wembley Park, Wembley High Road and Alperton. Staff also provide services such as mentoring and life skills workshops to the schools during the academic year.