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  • Memories of the Waterside

    PRIZE DRAW – please send us your memories of the Waterside Centre!

    13 September 2021

  • NYA Guidance – 6 September 2021

    On Monday 6 September, the National Youth Agency published Version 8 of the NYA Covid Guidance document, moving the youth sector to Green in the Readiness Framework.

    8 September 2021

  • New Leisure Strategy for West Berkshire – Have Your Say!

    West Berkshire Council is asking people who live and visit West Berkshire to tell them about the leisure activities they do, what they would like to do and what stops them from doing more.

    2 September 2021

  • Charity Reporting and Accounting

    Our Finance Manager, Debbie, takes you through what you should know about charity reporting and accounting.

    26 August 2021

  • Day in the Life of our Operations Director, Sarah

    Here, we catch up with our inspirational Operations Director, Sarah, to learn more about the important role she has at Berkshire Youth.

    26 August 2021

  • Rainbow Park Summer Activity Day

    The young people at Rainbow Park in Winnersh enjoyed a fun summer activity day at their youth club with an inflatable obstacle course, biscuit decorating and a Mario kart competition.

    26 August 2021

  • Tilehurst Parish Council – Still Time to Share Your Views!

    Tilehurst Parish Council have extended the deadline for their survey until next month, meaning that young people, aged 11 to 18, in the Parish still have time to share their views by completing this survey.

    26 August 2021

  • Supporter Focus – 1-fix

    We are so grateful to everyone who supports us, including the fantastic 1-fix  who have recently put together information posters for us and our followers.

    26 August 2021

  • Waterside Update

    Our Summer Holiday Club Programme at the Waterside Centre in Newbury has been a huge success.

    26 August 2021

  • CEO’s Thoughts (August Newsletter)

    Welcome to our August newsletter.

    26 August 2021

Holiday Provision for Young People at the Waterside Centre, Newbury

28 June 2021

Berkshire Youth is delighted to announce a partnership with West Berkshire Council to ensure young people can access youth provision over the summer holidays. The Holiday Activities and Food Programme is funded by Department for Education and distributed by West Berkshire Council.

The programme aims to encourage young people to:

  • eat more healthily over the school holidays
  • be more active during the school holidays
  • take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment
  • be safe and not to be socially isolated
  • have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition
  • be more engaged with school and other local services

Berkshire Youth will deliver the programme to young people aged 11+ from the Waterside Centre during the summer holidays, one of the first programmes to run out of the newly refurbished centre. Berkshire Youth will also work with partners in Thatcham – including Thatcham Town Council, Thatcham Youth and RMD Adventure Learning – to develop a community summer programme for young people aged 11+ in Thatcham.

These programmes will offer young people a variety of opportunities to be engaged in activities in a safe space in their community during the long summer holidays. Young people will also be offered a meal to ensure that no young person goes without being fed over this time. Whilst the funding was established for those children eligible for Free School Meals, Berkshire Youth has secured additional funds from Greenham Trust and Sovereign Housing Association to ensure that any vulnerable young person can access the programme.

 

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