Our services for young people during this period of National Lockdown
England is still in a National Lockdown.
On Monday 22 of February, the Prime Minister announced a roadmap out of lockdown and a 4-step plan to ease lockdown in England
Information and updates on our services and how each of the steps will affect them will be posted here and on the individual service pages below.
Our social media channel details are listed below and provide frequent updates on each of our youth services.
General face to face centre-based youth work is now closed until at least 8 March. We hope to make an announcement next week on how the changes in step 1 will affect youth services.
We will continue to offer services to young people online, using social media, telephone and video chat, and interactive virtual sessions.
Youth Services across England are now at the Red Readiness Level.
All our services for young people will comply with the Managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19 regulations agreed with the government and the National Youth Agency and endorsed by Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.
Support for Vulnerable Young People during Lockdown
During this time we will continue to support vulnerable young people of all ages. Support offered includes telephone/video support, one to one face to face sessions with youth workers, detached and outreach work and, specialist support groups.
If you feel you need support at this time please see below for more information or contact Dan on 07785610385
Youth Activities Timetable - Week beginning Monday 22 February
YMCA@Dickerage Virtual Community Centre
Weekly update 22 February
We are still hoping to open up the playground and begin our youth work session from sometime in March. YMCA@Dickerage are running a variety live session including a drop in Tuesday youth club, a Thursday community drop in and Friday stay and play.
This week we hope you enjoyed our posts and videos. Did you all enjoy the snow and the freezing temperatures? Gosh it was so Cold!! There were days dedicated to Move it Monday with the plank Challenge, Allison’s healthy pledge poem, Chinese New Year with Dan’s Cantonese speaking video! Britebox cooking, self-care and wellness and some memory posts for Throwback Thursday, also story time for Stay & Play. Oh and not forgetting National Pizza Day and a good excuse for a delivery!
We will continue to support, offer advice, provide information and entertain.
Here are some top tips to cure lockdown boredom
- Find a new hobby or further explore an old one
- Keep to your routine
- Find time to exercise
- Watch TV/movies
- Rearrange your wardrobe
- Socialise virtually with friends/reach out to people
- Take part in a virtual quiz or challenge yourself with brainteasers
- Try a new recipe
- Read a good book
Check out our new Digital Youth Centre
Join in with our online activities, resources, and games. Here you’ll find some ways to connect, learn, and play.
Activities from our Partner Organisations
Southside Theatre Company
Southside Theatre Company have a range of sessions and resources
Check out their website
Fulham kicks: Unfortunately, the Session at Kingsmeadow has temporally stopped but we will keep you updated on our feed once they return.
Check out their website for more info
Here are some other links to some interesting & useful things to look at this week online
- If your child is out of school, Chatter Packs have an amazing selection of leaning resources for all ages
- Check out the BBC iPlayer for some amazing live lessons being streamed over the internet Read more about it here.
- Check out this website for great things to do including Museum Tours
- Learn a language free on Duolingo, they also have a great smart phone app. Even if it’s just to say hello in Chinese.
Free youth activities and projects providing safe and inviting spaces for young people and the community.
Dickerage Sports and Community Centre offers a variety of activities and clubs to all ages. Young people also have the chance to gain qualifications. We have also have large adventure playground.
The centre’s facilities include:
- five-a-side football
- mountain play tower
- under 8s play area: slides, swings and climbing frame
- multi-use games area
- a newly refurbished skate park
Our enthusiastic and qualified staff run a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, life skills, music and dance, and a range of workshops.