Providing continuous support for young people & families

Through adaptability and creativity, dedicated youth workers at the Riverside Centre are helping  teens, NEETS and children with additional needs to cope with uncertainty, interrupted learning and isolation.

Following the rules  Government lockdown rules and tiers have always allowed support for vulnerable young people and their families. Complying with these rules and operating within the National Youth Agency’s guidelines, we have been able to deliver our services initially online, then in person, gradually building up to activity weeks last summer, before scaling down again. “I am a local key worker and it was very difficult to find amusement and childcare for the children due to Covid 19. It was wonderful that you managed to pack in so many great activities, whilst keepIng the children safe and healthy with all the Covid guidelines. We are lucky to have such a great facility on our doorstep in Pershore. I look forward to supporting the youth club in the future.” Edie Anderson, West Mercia Police

Providing practical support We currently offer pre-booked 1:1s and carefully managed in-house sessions in ‘bubbles’. These are an opportunity for young people to talk about any issues around schooling, relationships, loss of job opportunities etc. 16-25 year-olds who are not in employment, education or training can sign up for mentoring to explore options, make decisions, create CVs and apply for jobs or training. Contact: youth@pershoreriversidecentre.org.uk

Is your child struggling with home-based learning?
Do you need access to a dedicated computer or place to study?

If so, we can help!
Our Community Room is a calm space, away from the distractions of home and other pressures, with new Chromebooks linked to full-strength, safeguarding appropriate, wi-fi. Supervised by a youth worker or tutor, with learning support/motivation if required.

To ensure we meet Covid regulations, this free service needs to be pre-booked.
Email youth@pershoreriversidecentre.org.uk or message via Pershore Noticeboard.
“This room is a genuine gift from the community to the community, thanks to donations from Pershore’s Rotarians, Civic Society and Town Council. It greatly enhances our specialised support.” Abi, Centre Manager

Future plans 
Our 2021 priority is to bring the hall up to date and repair the floor. Pre-Covid, around 250 people benefit from the hall each month: directly as users (youth groups and hirers) or indirectly (respite for families of SEND children who attend Sunday Club). If you are able to contribute in any way, please contact Abi@pershoreriversidecentre.org.uk.