Central Eltham Youth Project (CEYP)

Outside In - Young Peoples Community Cafe

To set up and run a new drop in centre where vulnerable young people can go to receive advice and support outside normal 'office' hours including evenings and weekends. The project would be themed as a cafe, serving soft drinks and with comfortable seating in order to provide an informal yet safe and appropriately staffed environment for young people to get help when they most need it.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1098162)

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    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther

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Situation

This project was actually devised by a steering group of young people who felt that existing sources of help were a) off-putting to young people because they were unwelcoming and unfriendly and b) because it was difficult to access services scattered across a wide geographical area that were only open very restricted hours. 'Outside In' would address this by providing a central location where young people could go to receive a range of services under one roof. The informal environment would make young people more likely to attend and engage with services. The project's goals would be to increase the numbers of young people with problems who accessed advice and support earlier, thus reducing harm. It would also increase the overall number of vulnerable young people accessing services including those who currently do not feel able to ask for help. The costing below assumes the project would be open 7 days a week from 11.00am to 10.00pm. Refurbishment / repairs would reduce to £10,000 from Year 2 onwards. Year 1 costs Rent and insurances.....................................................................24,000 Staff costs (3 full time)..................................................................90,000 Sessional staff / experts...............................................................30,000 Refurbishment / repairs................................................................40,000 Office & running costs..................................................................25,000 Printing, publicity, promotion........................................................ 10,000 Travel grants to young people........................................................ 2,000 Staff training.................................................................................6,000 Total for Year 1...........................................................................227,000

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