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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

Training Update

30 January 2023

Thank you to Karen Dynan, our Training and Volunteer Manager, for this update.

Young leaders at Waterside Centre have been participating in a young leaders course that will potentially enable them to complete the Level 1 in youth work. (See the photo above from one of their recent activities, when they needed to work out the smallest amount of newspaper they could all be in contact with but not touching the floor!)

Staff and volunteers have also completed both Universal Safeguarding and Emergency First Aid at Work courses.

You should by now have received a copy of our training plan and course available until 23 April. If you did not get yours, please speak to your manager.

We still have vacancies on the following courses running at Watlington House, Reading:

9 February – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – 6.30 – 9.30pm

16 February – Emergency First Aid at Work – 9am – 5pm

22 February – Awareness in First Aid for Mental Health – 9am – 1pm

6 March – First Aid Skills Refresher – 6.30 – 9.30pm.
Has it been a while since you did your first aid course, want to refresh your skills and confidence? Then this is the course for you! There will be lots of practical activities.

7 March – First Aid Skills Refresher – 10am -1pm
(This is a repeat of the above course)

18 March – Introduction to Youth Work – 9am -12pm

18 March – Communication and Group Work Skills – 1 -4pm

If you are interested in the above but cannot make the date, please let us know and we can either let you know when the next course is or add an extra date/s. Please email

Our current training courses can be viewed here.

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