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Pershore’s Riverside Centre CIO (1156413) supports the young adults of tomorrow. Our experienced Youth Workers provide a safe and friendly environment for young people, through accessible and affordable drop-in sessions, activities and ongoing support, including summer activity weeks.

“Good youth work helps young people to have fun, while quietly supporting them to face their personal challenges and to be the best they can be.” Liz Tucker, Chair of Trustees.

A genuine community resource, the Centre is also home to Wychavon Kayak and Canoe Club, St John Ambulance, Bonkers Activities, Brighter Life Day Services, and Worcester Short-Breaks Sunday Club and Worcestershire Parent Carers group. Our spacious, riverside venue with parking is ideal for groups and party bookings.  

Who we are

Pershore Riverside Centre is run by a group of local Trustees, Centre Manager Abi, Lead Youth Worker Brad and a small, dedicated team of youth leaders and regular volunteers. We share a belief that all young people in Pershore should have the confidence, motivation and skills to achieve in life. Everyone involved is aware of the issues faced by some of Pershore’s young people and is passionate about engaging with, supporting and motivating them to find a way through any concerns – while having fun and eating pasta!  The purpose-built Riverside Centre provides a welcoming space, with time to think, away from school and home.

All staff, youth workers and visiting healthcare professionals are DBS checked and work within safeguarding protocols.

Can you help?  As a charity, Pershore Riverside Centre needs to raise funds to continue to deliver its youth services. We welcome support from individuals and companies, eg donations, gifts-in-kind, online fundraising and volunteering. If you can help please contact us.

What we do

We provide a sociable place where young people aged 9-17 talk about options and life choices with their peers and professionals. At our informal sessions we discuss relevant issues that are currently affecting their daily lives, listen and provide ongoing support. All are welcome.

Our experienced Youth leaders, staff and visiting healthcare professionals are all DBS checked and work within safeguarding protocols.

Can you help?  We are seeking volunteers who can support young people through life-skill sessions, companies that can broaden career aspirations through visits or placements and youth workers with relevant qualifications or experience for regular youth clubs.  If you are interested in working with us please contact us.

We will need to follow-up with references and an enhanced DBS check for anyone working directly with the young people.

Facilities

Tucked between Asda and the Leisure Centre is our fabulous purpose-built youth centre with its own car park, disabled access, outside decking and a private field leading down to our own pontoon on the River Avon. Three evenings a week the Centre is home to our youth groups; on another it hosts St John Ambulance meetings; on Sundays, sessions provide a short break for parents of children with additional needs.

As well as being a base for youth work, the building, with private terrace and riverside access, is available for groups to hire on a regular basis, or for occasions such as parties and events. With a meeting room, kitchen, main Hall, TV room and the spectacular back decking – the centre is perfect for so many functions, events or get togethers.  All of the income goes direct to the charity to support our work with young people so help us to help them!  Here is what we offer – all include car park and toilets.

Can you help? Hire our well-placed and well-equipped venue to support your local community: a meeting room for a regular group, the hall for occasional sessions, or the whole venue for an event with a riverside view. If you want to hire our facilities please email lettings@pershoreriversidecentre.org.uk