Pershore Riverside Centre CIO (no.1156413) helps local young people to increase their personal capabilities, gain confidence, raise expectations and improve their prospects.
“Good youth work helps young people to have fun, while quietly supporting them to face their personal challenges and to be the best they can be.”
Pershore Riverside Centre is run by a group of local Trustees, Centre Manager Abi, Lead Youth Worker Brad and a small, dedicated team of youth leaders and regular volunteers. We share a belief that every young person in Pershore should have the confidence and skills to achieve in life.
For many local people this is not the case, with a range of often complex issues lowering personal aspirations and reducing opportunities. Our youthwork team is passionate about supporting, motivating and engaging with groups and individuals to help them find a way through any concerns – while having fun and eating pasta! The purpose-built Riverside Centre provides a welcoming space, with time to think, away from school and home.
The team’s concern for young people and their families was seen through 2020’s lockdowns. From the start, 3 youth workers provided community outreach: collecting and distributing Fare Share food; supporting SEND families unable to leave their homes; counselling families in crisis referred through Here2Help; securing funding to make food packs for families experiencing holiday hunger. Alongside online youth sessions and 1:1 support.