Tow Law Bridge Project will offer integrated youth services, using Tow Law Community Centre as a base, to young people in Tow Law and also linking up with youth services in Consett and Crook, as well as the Hilltop Villages in the area. Thus we will act as organiser for all the services provided.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 April 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 March 2014
Tow Law is an isolated rural community, 12 miles from the nearest main centres of Bishop Auckland and Durham. Tow Law has generally low standards in education and lack of opportunities compared to urban areas. It has a history of low attainment within its population and has a high proportion of children and young people with learning disability. In recent years there has been an increase in drug and alcohol related incidents involving young people and sporadic examples of anti social behaviour.
Tow Law Bridge Project will act to initiate and organise projects for young people to counteract their rural isolation, by working with them to provide opportunities in leisure, sports and education and activities that widen young people's horizons. Within this framework, we will work particularly with vulnerable young individuals; those with learning difficulties, in need of crisis support and/or conflict mediation; and those encountering prejudice that may lead to bullying or isolation.
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