Violence Reduction Fund 2023
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This service supports the most hard-to-reach and severely disadvantaged young people in Sheffield. The 16-25 year olds they support are street homeless, with concurrent needs around substance misuse, severe mental health issues, sex working, and domestic violence. Many are at risk of imprisonment, and may be in and out of custody as Roundabout support them.
Always An Alternative
The aim of this project is to broaden the area they work within to raise awareness around knife crime and serious youth violence. They will address the issues that are associated with knife crime and serious youth violence by creating five documentaries.
This project aims to provide a broad range of enriching activities/opportunities which empower participants to make positive change. Their current cohort consists of 50+ vulnerable young people aged 16-25, accessing their supported accommodation provision (due to being homeless or leaving the care of the local authority) and/or their education, training, and employment services.
Young Women’s Housing Project (YWHP)
Their aim is to provide interventions and support for young women and girls at risk of or affected by sexual abuse, domestic violence, and exploitation.
The initiative will be targeted at marginalised young women and girls, vulnerable to teenage and early adulthood relationship abuse, aged 13-21 (up to 25 for those with Special Educational Needs), in a gender-specific, trauma-informed, safe environment.
Worth Unlimited's work provides early intervention, allowing young people’s issues to be heard and supported at an early stage to steer them onto positive pathways, avoiding poor outcomes, and preventing the perpetuation of violence into the next generation.
Rotherham United Community Trust (RUST)
The aim of this activity is to reduce the impact of violent crime amongst young people, and work with young people to deter them from getting involved in gangs, drugs, knife, and gun crime. The project will work with young people from neighbourhoods which have seen an increase in violent crime to change the cultural and social attitudes which contribute to violence, and use a Public Health Approach to reducing violence by increasing young people’s awareness of the impact of crime on their own mental wellbeing and local residents.
Educational Learning Support Hub (ELSH)
This project involves access to training and skills Coach Club sessions within a local and safe community environment as an alternative to mainstream support services where take up of service provision is low. The programme offers employability training and access to good quality careers guidance; and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) which supports social inclusion via other pathways e.g. employment, welfare, and life skills.
Ad Astra Barnsley
Ad Astra provide activities for young people in the St Helens Ward of Barnsley, by creating a safe and welcoming environment. They currently run two youth club sessions and two inclusive Dance and Mental Health sessions each week.