Like much of the country, and across the world, normal service has been put on hold due to Coronavirus, so regular youth activities are currently postponed until it is safe to restart them.
In the Tang Hall area current activities, Youth Clubs, outreach and detached youth work are no longer being offered to young people in the way we have been used to.
Sue Shooter, Youth Mentor working in the area on behalf of North Yorkshire Youth and funded by Tang Hall Big Local, is still busy working behind the scenes to support young people living in the Tang Hall area. This work is being carried out by one to one contact over the phone, through text or messenger and by sending information out in the post.
Regular newsletters for young people have been posted out across the locality. They have also been handed out with any food parcels families may have collected or had delivered from Tang Hall Community Centre. The newsletters include information, recipes, activities and ways to contact Sue, for those wanting support or a chat during this difficult time.
A weekly virtual Youth Club is also being offered through Zoom, young people can join in with fun games, chats and group discussions around topics or issues they are interested in.
Hopefully, as restrictions start to be lifted, Sue, Charlotte and Freya will be able to be visible in the community again and, before too long, to meet young people.