Helping youth today for a brighter tomorrow.
The Sidings Youth Project works with young people predominately from the borough of Camden who are aged 11-19yrs (from Year 7 upwards) offering youth orientated activities, advice, support, information and guidance. We work directly with young people and their families to assist young people in their development to adulthood addressing issues which directly affect them and their communities. We are an open and friendly provision with a skilled staff team delivering high quality programmes and activities with and for our youth members.
The Sidings Youth Project provides a programme of youth activities for young people that promote social inclusion and participation. These include recreational, educational, creative, physical and social aspects with the aim of engaging young people in a programme of activities in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. We work with local partners to develop and extend on our work to increase the potential for tangible outcomes and accreditations.
These activities include arts and crafts, sports, music sessions, cooking, group work and social education workshops. Through accreditation we hope to create opportunities for more peer led initiatives, volunteering and the breakdown of geographical barriers between youth groups. All of our activities are derived through consultations with the young people providing them with an active voice for community cohesion and inclusion.
Term Time Programme:
Monday Table Tennis Sessions (11-17 yrs): 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Stay fit & develop your skills with a qualified coach. Equipment provided; suitable sportswear required.
Monday Youth Club (11-19 yrs): 5.30pm – 8pm
General activities, Pool, Table tennis, Football, Life Skills & Special Projects: Cookery, Arts & Crafts etc.
Tuesday Basketball Coaching (11-18 yrs): 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Fun basketball sessions run by RDF Sports to increase fitness levels, technique, and self-esteem. Sessions are free and all abilities welcome. All sessions will be led by qualified coaches and all equipment will be provided.
Wednesday Youth Club (11-19 yrs): 5.30pm – 8pm
General activities; Pool, Table Tennis, Football, Life Skills & Special Projects: Cookery, Arts & Crafts etc.
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We also run activities during the school holidays offering off-site trips and activities such as bowling, ice skating, swimming, crazy golf, water sports to theme parks, and themed workshops. We also offer places on residential activity weekends where we take the young people out of the city to give them a view of a differing environment. Our school holiday activities are very popular and priority will be given to young people who regularly attend our term-time youth provision. To get a better feel for what we do check us out on Instagram: @sidingsyp or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidings Transition Project acts as a useful link between the play & sports services and the youth club. Here we work with young people aged 11 years to 14yrs to get used to a youth club setting and enable them to gain confidence and develop their own activities and ideas. The young people can try out taster sessions and activities which are age appropriate in a safe and nurturing environment which are challenging and provide them with opportunities for growth and achievements.
Youth trustees are an invaluable part of the provision enabling young people with opportunities for volunteering and taking ownership of the project. Young people who have been attending the project for a period of time are encouraged to help at the project both in terms of delivering the programme and also serving as ambassadors to raise the profile of the Sidings Youth Project and young people in general. They are provided with support and guidance in their role to provide them with valuable transferable skills which they can use on their portfolios/record of achievements or C.V’s.
Getting the message right is the first point of effective communication and so getting the views of young people is essential. We need to be sure we are doing the right things at the right times for the right people. We serve as a point for young people to promote their views and issues in a way which is constructive and positive. We hold youth forums within the project and have also worked with other youth agencies and the council in order to increase young people’s involvement in consultation and planning. These consultations take place throughout the year here at Sidings or at differing venues. S.Y.P will always inform young people of when there are occurring.
Brandon Centre – Counselling and Psychotherapy for Young People
Tel: 020 7267 4792
NSPCC Tel: 0808 800 5000
Childline Tel: 0800 1111
Camden Integrated Youth Support Services
Tel: 020-7974 7253
FWD Drug and Alcohol Services for Young People in Camden
Tel: 0207 974 4701
North Area Youth Partnership
The North Area Youth Partnership (NAYP) is a collective of youth organisations, statutory and voluntary with the aim of strengthening the provision of youth services within the North area of Camden. The Current partners in the NAYP include: Sidings Youth Project, Alexandra Resource Centre, The Winchester Project, P3 Kilburn Navigator plus linked providers such as Kilburn Youth Station, The Mosaic Project and Camden Sports development Team. The NAYP has the aim of sharing/developing good practice for youth professional with young people at the heart of all the good work going on in the area.
We have a commitment to enabling young people through a shared vision based on an understanding of strategic coordination and the establishment of accountability and responsibility amongst NAP partners and associates. We will create and coordinate youth provisions which will empower, promote inclusion and cohesion, and give the young people the confidence and skills to make informed choices for their lives.
Some of our priorities include.
- Increasing access and opportunities for NEET young people
- Reducing social inequalities
- Providing opportunities for social action
- Strengthening a multi-disciplinary approach to address strategic issues
- The establishment of exit routes such as the creation of peer led educational initiatives or referrals to other partners and/or agencies.