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Category Cat Wiltshire Integrated Youth Services Issue Access Point

Service Access Point :

Youth Development Centre - Chippenham (The Bridge)


General Description : The Youth Development Service ensures that young people in Wiltshire have available to them:

·a safe, warm, well equipped meeting place within reasonable distance of home, accessible to young people at times defined by young people, giving an opportunity to participate in personal and social development activities - including arts, drama, music, sport, international experience and voluntary action;
·a wide diversity of youth clubs, projects and youth activities;
·a set programme, related to core youth work values and principles, based on a curriculum framework which supports young people’s development in citizenship, the arts, drama, music, sport, international experience and personal and social development, including through residential experiences and peer education;
·a comprehensive generic, confidential information, advice and counselling service;
·mechanisms for ensuring that their voice is heard, perhaps (though not exclusively) through a youth council or youth forum for each locality, with the intention of supporting youth engagement in local democracy in a wide range of ways;
·an annual youth service questionnaire involving young people in auditing and evaluating the services (provided by the local authority youth service) available to them locally;
·a defined project to promote and secure youth volunteering and voluntary action; and
·the opportunity to participate in programmes which offer accreditation for learning such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Millennium Volunteers or similar.

Who can use the service : Young people in Wiltshire aged 13-19 years.
 Contact Details :
Address : Youth Development Centre, The Bridge, Bath Road, CHIPPENHAM, Wiltshire, SN15 2AA
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Tel : 01249 655249


Opening Hours : Office: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Youth Club: Every night 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Young Parents' Group Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:30pm

There are various substance misuse counselling sessions which are run by another agency. Phone for details.
Can you call in? Yes.
Help Available : 04c Support for young people living independently
04i Support for young people living independently
08c Help with a healthy lifestyle
08i Help for a healthy lifestyle
09c Sexual health advice & support
09i Sexual health advice/support
14a Parenting advice & support (groups)
16a Help with children’s behaviour (groups)
23c Assertiveness training
23i Assertiveness training
24c Anger management
24i Anger management
25c Social skills development
25i Social skills development
26c Stress management
26i Stress management
27c Anxiety management
27i Anxiety management
32c Counselling
32i Counselling
36c Alcohol & drugs support for young people
36i Alcohol & drugs support for young people
38c Bullying support
38i Bullying support
39c Racial abuse support
39i Racial abuse support
41c Childcare (school age)
42c Play support
43c Organised groups for children
44c Positive activities for young people
44i Positive activities for young people

Issues Responded to : Ref A2: Children & young people who live in disadvantaged neighbourhoods
Ref B2a: Children & young people where there are health or disability problems within the family
Ref B2b: Children & young people where there are drug or alcohol misuse problems within the family
Ref B3: Children & young people from families under stress - because of low income and unemployment
Ref B4: Children & young people from families under stress - because of relationship problems (between parents or parent/child)
Ref B5: Children & young people who are exposed to domestic violence
Ref B9: Children & young people who are at risk of running away
Ref C3: Children & young people who are exposed to emotional stress – through rejection, inconsistent parenting, unrealistic expectations
Ref D2: Children & young people who experience poor relationships with school staff
Ref D3: Children & young people who are out of school - because of exclusion or truancy
Ref E1: Children & young people who are bullied
Ref E2: Children & young people who suffer racial abuse
Ref E3: Children & young people who are victims of crime
Ref F2: Children (5 - 13) with emotional and behavioural problems
Ref F3: Young people with emotional and behavioural problems
Ref F5: Children and young people who have suffered abuse
Ref G2: Children (5 - 13) who have disabilities or complex health needs
Ref G3: Young people who have disabilities or complex health needs
Ref H1: Children & young people involved in drug and alcohol misuse
Ref H2: Children & young people who get into trouble with the law or are involved in antisocial behaviour
Ref K3: Children & young people who are obese, have a poor diet or lack exercise
Ref K4: Children & young people who smoke or are exposed to second-hand smoke
Ref L1: Young people involved in risky sexual behaviour and with sexual health problems
Ref L2b: Teenagers who are parents
Ref L3: Young people confused or worried about their sexual orientation

Geographical Areas Covered by this Access Point :
Chippenham


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