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  • Waterside’s 2nd Birthday!

    Today, we are celebrating the second anniversary of Waterside Centre reopening.

    3 August 2023

  • Duck Race

    Our friends at the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey have asked us to share news of the charity fundraising event they’re running at The Oracle on Saturday 9 September.

    31 July 2023

  • Tilehurst Youth Club

    Thank you to youth worker Jessica for this update!

    31 July 2023

  • Waterside – July 2023

    Kelly told us: “The summer months bring a range of activity to Waterside Centre.

    31 July 2023

  • The Wayz – July 2023

    A real summer of fun at The Ways; the month started brilliantly with the Community Fun Day and Bracknell Together Walk.

    31 July 2023

  • Britwell – July 2023

    Britwell Youth and Community Project’s Summer Holiday Club is running from Monday 24 July– Friday 18 August (daily Monday – Friday), 11am – 3pm.

    31 July 2023

  • Updates from our Flagship Youth Clubs

    Please click on the links below for the latest updates from our flagship youth clubs in Slough, Bracknell and Newbury.

    31 July 2023

  • Youth Development and Community Engagement Update

    The school holidays are now upon us and our summer programmes are in full swing.

    31 July 2023

  • Training News

    Here are our upcoming training courses, including posters.

    31 July 2023

  • Staff Spotlight

    In the last update, we caught up with Abbas, who was celebrating his first year of working at Berkshire Youth.

    31 July 2023

CEO’s Thoughts (June Newsletter)

30 June 2022

Welcome to our June newsletter!

We are delighted to have been nominated and indeed won the ‘Youth Mental Health Initiative of the Year’ award in the Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2022 for our work around youth mental health. This really is a positive validation for the staff and young people. The award has come out of the offer of support we have been making to the young people around being part of something, finding somewhere to go and having something to do, creating safe spaces for young people to be together and encouraging communities to be part of the support network for young people. I was struck that the most emotive comment to come out of our survey and The Oxwell Survey is that young people are just looking for kindness.

Berkshire Youth is delighted that Tom Holmes has been able to agree a deal with Reading Football Club and he will be staying for the next season, but even more exciting for us is that Tom will be staying to support the young people we work with. Our thanks go out to Tom and Reading FC.

We still have vacancies for youth workers, providing great opportunities to join the Berkshire Youth team. From the beginning of July, we have invested in a new training officer and will be welcoming Karen Dynan to the team. Karen has a wealth of youth work experience and we are all delighted that she will be joining us. We also welcome Abbas, who will be working in Slough to build on the schools work. Click here to read more. Thanks to a grant from Children in Need, we are able to provide further support for those young people who will benefit from the engagement with a youth worker.

Finally, here’s a challenge for all our friends, families and supporters: this year’s Englefield 10k is being run in aid of Berkshire Youth and, thanks to the hard work of the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey our work and projects can benefit. Will you accept our challenge to sign up, pull on those running shoes and give it a go? In the grounds of the wonderful Englefield Estate, we may even get Lord Benyon along to join us all for a run! More about the Englefield 10k here.

Thank you for your continued support.


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