Youth Action Wiltshire

Youth Action Wiltshire is the national award winning ‘Youth Arm’ of Community First.

Youth Action Wiltshire

Youth Action Wiltshire is the national award winning ‘Youth Arm’ of Community First.

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We have been working with Wiltshire’s young people for 72 years. Our success has been built upon developing innovative, effective and exciting services and through the expertise of our friendly and dedicated team.

We are proud to provide:

Wiltshire Young Carers Service

Keeping young carers safe in their caring roles and equipping them for the future.

Splash

Providing positive activity programmes and one to one support for young people facing ‘challenges in their lives’, to increase confidence, self-esteem and skills.

Project Inspire

Supporting young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) to overcome barriers and progress.

Youth Club Support

Supporting the development of new youth clubs and working with youth and young leaders to ensure Wiltshire’s voluntary youth clubs are safe, interesting places to be.

Meet the Team

Steve
Head Of Youth Action Wiltshire & Outdoor Education

I deliver training sessions across our youth projects and source new funding and developmental opportunities for Youth Action Wiltshire. It is a pleasure to work with the dedicated team that we possess and to provide support to the young people and volunteers that we are in contact with on a daily basis.

Email: steve@youthactionwiltshire.org
Tel: 01380 729 813

Dawn
Service Development and Splash Manager

I co-ordinate our Splash positive activities programme and work closely with a wide range of partners to deliver our Splash offer. I also work with our Youth Action Wiltshire Committee to organise our annual programme of fundraising activities and events.

Email: dwhiting@splash-wiltshire.org.uk
Tel: 01380 732 829

Niki
Senior Young Carers Coordinator

My role is to ensure that our Wiltshire Young Carers Service runs effectively and successfully, providing all of the support that the amazing young carers that we work with need.

Email: niki@youthactionwiltshire.org
Tel: 01380 720 671

Ben
Splash Lead Support Worker

I lead a wide range of sessions and provide group work support to our Splash school holiday positive activity programme. I also provide mentoring for young people who attend Splash and our wider Youth Action Wiltshire projects.

Email: bjarvis@splash-wiltshire.org.uk
Tel: 01380 732 829

Matt
Splash Youth Support Worker

I provide 1:1 support and coaching for young victims of crime, to  help them cope and recover from their experience and I provide group work support to our Splash school holiday positive activity programme.

Email: matt@youthactionwiltshire.org
Tel: 01380 732829

Jo
Young Carers Service Coordinator

I respond to new referrals and work individually with young carers and their families. I organise and run respite activities and provide accredited training, advocacy, transition support and mentoring.

Email: jo@youthactionwiltshire.org
Tel: 01380 720 671

Rachel
Inspire Tutor & Support Worker

I support young people who are currently Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). I work one to one with young people to help them develop action plans, lead training and personal development courses and support young people to gain the skills and qualifications they need to progress.

Email: rachel@youthactionwiltshire.org
Tel: 01380 729 813

Sharon
Inspire Tutor & Support Worker

I support young people who are currently Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). I work one to one with young people to help them develop action plans, lead training and personal development courses and support young people to gain the skills and qualifications they need to progress.

Email: sharon@youthactionwiltshire.org
Tel: 01380 729 813

Kerry
Young Carers Youth Support Worker

I work within the Wiltshire Young Carers service, providing 1 to 1 support and delivering and supporting our group respite programmes.  I also support the Young Leaders training programme and act as a mentor to many young carers accessing our service.

Email: kerry@youthactionwiltshire.org
Tel: 01380 729 813

Reece
Young Carers Youth Support Worker

I work within the Wiltshire Young Carers service, providing 1 to 1 support and delivering and supporting our group respite programmes.  My aim is to support young carers to tackle the challenges that they face due to their caring role, resulting in safe and effective coping strategies, increased confidence and skills, and lessened isolation.

Email: reece@youthactionwiltshire.org
Tel: 01380 729 813

Mary
YAW Youth Support Worker

I work across the YAW Services, working individually with young people enabling them to tackle the challenges they face, increase their confidence, skills and wellbeing.  I also support the group activities that we run during the evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Email: mary@youthactionwiltshire.org
Tel: 01380 732 829

Part-Time & Sessional Youth Support Workers

Part Time Youth Support Workers

Sally
Provides support to The Green Room Youth Club Box and our Wiltshire youth club support programme.

Emma
Provides support to Holt Youth Club

Katrina
Provides support to Old Sarum Youth Club and our Splash Programme

Sessional Youth Support Workers

Steve, Caroline, Sophie, Simone and Becky

Volunteers

Josh, Jane, Andy, Chris, Matt, John, Nicky, Steve, Grace, Jaret, Kaitlyn, Imogen and Katinka.

Young Leaders & Ambassadors

Ambassadors

Madison, Phoebe W, Louise, Tia, Caitlin, Robyn and Spencer

Young Leaders

Phoebe C, Allanna, Emily, Emma, Christian, Tammy, Ashleigh, Raphael, Ethan, Tom and Lucy.

Our Funders

Our Partners

We would also like to acknowledge the support of the following funders and supporters not listed above:

Andrew Sells Trust
Brewster Maude Charitable Trust
Bulford Beeches Community Centre
Chalenor Lodge
Devizes Lions
EAP Sells 2007 Trust
Fred & Marjorie Sainsbury Charitable Trust
Friends of Splash
Friends of Youth Action Wiltshire
Galanthus Trust
Henry C Hoare Charitable Trust
Hon Mary A Morrison Charitable Settlement
James Weir Foundation
JH King Charity
Julius Silman Charitable Trust
Lansdowne Lodge
Melksham town Council
Pewsey Vale School
Santander
St Marys Calne
Tesco Bags of Life
The Ashendene Trust
The Finlay Foundation
The Fulmer Charitable Trust
The Inchcape Foundation
The Lions Club of Bradford on Avon
The Lions Club of Chippenham
The Lions Club of Devizes
The Seend Singers
Tidworth and Amesbury LYN’s
Tidworth Town Council
Trowbridge College
Trowbridge Town Trust
Verdon-Smith Family Charitable Trust
Wellington Academy
Wilton Middle School Education Trust
Witherington Farm
Smith and Williamson

We would also like to acknowledge the support of the following partners not listed above:

Hazel Hill Wood
Hugo Halkes Charitable Trust
Creative Wiltshire

“I have really struggled the past year with my mental health, but being chosen to become an Ambassador with Youth Action Wiltshire has helped me feel that I can make a positive difference to young people that are going through similar things as me. I now know what I want to do with my life.”

A Young Person

Youth Action Wiltshire

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