Our strategic work is underpinned by a programme of regional meetings, seminars and conferences for professionals working with young people, alongside partnerships with other organisations.
With support from our funders, we develop programmes that seek to tackle some of the big issues in young people’s lives, covering a range of themes, including; employability, social action, improved mental health, youth isolation and loneliness, wellbeing.
Youth Focus North East is uniquely placed in the region to connect, develop and influence the policy and delivery of services for young people and acts as a unified voice for the Region.
Jan 2023 – 01 December 2023
In order to keep up with our ever-expanding projects, we're moving our Middlesbrough Office from Pallister Park Centre, Ormesby Road to Brambles Farm Centre, Marshall Avenue. This exciting move gives us additional space to provide even more high quality youth work, and allows us to further grow our training centre in order to strengthen and support youth work around the North East.
"If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things" Confucious
The idea to re-name the organisation originated from young people we have worked with on our programmes. Along with being too wordy and looking too corporate and quasi-governmental, it was felt that the brand didn't resonate with young people; they did not identify themselves as being part of our organisation. With 2014 marking our 25th anniversary, we felt this was an ideal time to reaffirm the essence of our charity's existence. On February 26th we unveiled our new identity, which has helped us re-establish and share our values and vision with our colleagues across the youth work sector.
Established in 1989, Youth Focus: North East (formerly Regional Youth Work Unit – North East) is a regional hub connecting young people and the organisations and professionals who support them. Progressive and dynamic, our award-winning organisation is rooted in the values of youth work. We support a network of over 1500 organisations and individuals concerned with improving the lives of young people. Supporting the development of quality services – we want young people to have the best from the organisations they access and the professionals who work with them.
Continuing with and building on our successful work teaching the National Youth Agency bursary-funded Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles, Youth Focus North East are establishing a training centre to deliver Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in youth work.
This work will be important to helping to rebuild youth services in our region, enabling youth workers to gain professional qualifications.
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