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Welcome to the West Berkshire Youth Hub - Sharing Resources & Supporting Young People Through COVID-19

We have created this service, with funding partner Greenham Trust, to support local young people, families and agencies through the COVID-19 lockdown by sharing resources and opportunities for help and assistance.

It's a virtual youth support hub, designed around connecting and listening, providing solutions where possible, either through our own youth workers or via our network of connections. Our aim is to signpost you to the local opportunities and/or support available during this time.

We have put together a list of resources targeted at young people, parents/carers/guardians and youth workers.  Please click on the buttons below to be directed to relevant resources and information.

WBYH Young People button WBYH Youth Workers button WBYH Parents/Carers button

Contact us

We are available to provide help, advice and guidance on Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Text: 07377 997495

Phone: 01635 889764

Eadmin@berkshireyouth.co.uk

It is important to note that this service will not replace any other emergency service or out of hours team. Instead, it is about supporting our local young people and their families/carers through this difficult time.  However, whilst this is not crisis support, any request or need identified that requires a higher level of intervention will be referred or reported to the appropriate safeguarding teams.

As the funding partner for this service, Greenham Trust is providing funds towards the cost of running the project along with access to a wider network of funders and other key contacts across the local area.

Contacts

01635 889764

About West Berkshire Youth Hub

Volunteering opportunities

We would love to hear from you if you could spare some time to help our work. Please visit our Contact us page here and check the Volunteering box and we will get back to you.

 

Social media

Please remember to like and follow the Berkshire Youth TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn accounts for regular updates.

  

Tell us what you are doing!
We would love to share your good news stories, including how you are supporting local young people and activities which have helped you through these unusual times. Please email us with details or message us via social media with your videos.

 

Keep in touch
To receive regular updates from us, straight to your inbox, please sign up to our email newsletter here.

 

Donate
If you would like to donate to our project to support the young people of West Berkshire through the current pandemic, please click here for our page on the Good Exchange.

 

 

A word from PC Tim Emery (Safeguarding Officer), Thames Valley Police:

From the perspective of the Police, we acknowledge that we are all living through the most challenging times the vast majority of us have ever faced. Almost all young people are coping really well and doing a great job following guidelines. If you do go out, you may be challenged by Police colleagues. This is normal and shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. If you are following guidelines you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Listen to what the officer (whether PCSO or Police Officer) has to say or is asking, and explain why you are out. We’re working with lots of different agencies to try and ensure people stay safe and we are only taking enforcement action as a very last resort, for those who are blatantly ignoring the rules. If you are struggling, please do use the various different apps from FaceTime to Skype to House Party to keep in touch with your friends and family. I am sure many of you have improved your levels on X-Box or gone through everything on Netflix by now! Check out the links suggested by Berkshire Youth. We will get through this if we continue to follow recommendations and hopefully levels of normality will start to reappear soon. Please continue to keep yourselves safe.”

 

Contacts

01635 889764