Outreach and Schools Project
Supported by Brent Community Infrastructure Levy
Brent’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge applied to developers to help fund Strategic (borough-wide) infrastructure and Neighbourhood (local) improvements. The local fund is shared between five ‘CIL Neighbourhoods’; Harlesden, Kilburn & Kensal, Kingsbury & Kenton, Wembley, and Willesden. Every CIL Neighbourhood can use CIL funds to deliver projects that tackle priorities set in consultation with residents, businesses and stakeholders
SWAY staff are able to provide a relational Outreach service to participating local secondary schools in the Wembley and Alperton area which involves
* Staff engaging with young people outside of their school and the local vicinity once a week.
* Staff following up on any concerns or queries raised by young people during their Outreach work
School’s Pastoral Service
Through establishing a working relationship with schools SWAY staff can provide pastoral support for identified students which includes mentoring, life skills workshops and youth clubs. Over 39 weeks of the academic year.
Staff will meet the young people where they are at on the streets and in their school, providing assistance according to their individual area of need. Also supporting them in improving relationships amongst their peers which supports community cohesion. They will be encouraged to attend the SWAY youth Cafe where they can socialise in a safe environment, receive support on career aspirations and develop their interpersonal skills.
- Contribute to the reduction of anti-social behaviour
- Improve community cohesion between young people
- Visual presence of experienced outreach workers
- Young people’s accountability for their actions will be developed due to the working relationship between school and SWAY
- Continuity of service establishing a relational service
- Enhanced personal and social development including inter-personal skills
- Enhancing the safety, emotional and social well-being of young people
- Staff who will listen and respond to young people’s concerns
- Supports reduction in experiences of disengagement from society.
- Supports an integral part of a young person’s development which can also support a schools PHSE curriculum.