Youth Focus
Youth Focus North East
Improving the lives of young people
Youth Focus North East is an independent charity with the overall vision to improve the lives of young people through high quality youth work. We exist for the benefit of young people and the organisations which support them. Working together, we invest in the lives of young people, to create lasting change in their own lives and the communities in which they live. Our organisation is rooted in the values of good youth work...
Honesty – Respect – Equality – Inclusion
We pride ourselves on being a caring and learning organisation. One in which people are encouraged to take risks, learn from mistakes and achievement, and where young people are central to all we do.
At the core of our work is a number of direct delivery programmes aimed at addressing young people’s issues. We support a network of over 340 organisations and individuals providing information, support and professional development.

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Youth Focus: North East

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Youth Focus: North East is a charity that works across the region to improve the lives of young people

#LonelyNotAlone 2022 is here. They're looking for young people aged 13-22 to join their friendly team of co-designers. Help make our campaign bigger and better than ever.Volunteer co-designers work with marketing professionals to devise advertising ideas to help engage young people for the launch this autumn, helping young people to talk more openly about loneliness.Young people can apply from all over the UK. They will need to be able to attend a creative residential near Manchester for the first phase of the project during February half term, from Tuesday 22 to Sunday 27 February. Everything is paid for, and young people will be supported by a team of trained Effervescent staff and a qualified youth worker.Read more about this awesome opportunity date for applications - Monday 31 January. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Belong CollectiveUK Youth and Youth Focus North East are inviting young people from across the UK to apply to join the Youth Leadership Group as part of the Belong Collective to tackle youth loneliness.It's open to young people who are -• Aged between 16-25 years from across the UK• Passionate about supporting and championing other young people and have lived experience or an interest in youth loneliness.• Interested in organising, delivering and hosting events.• Interested in designing and conducting peer research and can commit to at least 2 hours per month on average (could increase to a maximum of 10 hours per month).• Can commit to training days.Full details about the programme below. To apply, send a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) or a written statement (no longer than 1 page) outlining why you would like to join the Youth Leadership Group and why you are passionate about tackling youth loneliness to shreena.mistry@ukyouth.orgClosing date for applications - Monday 14th February 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is launching phase 1 of the Youth Investment Fund.The aim of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) is to create, expand and improve local youth facilities and their services, in order to drive positive outcomes for young people, including improved health and wellbeing, and skills for work, employability and life.BBC Children in Need will be distributing Phase 1 of the funding. Applications can be submitted from 31 January 2022.More info on Children in Need website - ... See MoreSee Less
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An update from The National Youth Agency to confirm that from Thurs 20th Jan, face coverings are no longer compulsory in the youth sector for any ages, in any setting.They can still be worn by choice and practice should remain COVID secure.Full NYA further guidance update to follow soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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The young people we support are the focus of everything we do. As we work to ensure there is no child too hungry to learn, we want young people to lead the way.To do this, we are recruiting more Youth Campaigners to join our current group of ten young people from across England and Scotland who work with us as Campaigners!Applications are open now until 16th February.If you are, or know, a young person who:• Cares about child hunger.• Wants to be part of a like-minded community pushing for change.• Wants to build their skills in campaigning, advocacy, public speaking and more.• Wants to meet with decision-makers in parliament, shape our charity, and speak out in the media.Then we’d love to hear from you!You can find out more about the opportunity and how to apply here: ... See MoreSee Less
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.@UKYouth and @YouthFocusNE are recruiting young people age 16-25 from across the UK to join the Youth Leadership Group as part of the Belong Collective to tackle youth loneliness!
Full details below. Applications/more info-
#youthloneliness #youthvoice

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@natyouthagency @UKYouth @PYL_London @iwill_movement @YouthFocusWM @YouthFocusNW @YouthFocusNE @YouthWorkUnit @YouthareUnited @HopeCollective2 @YoungCitizensUK @Shoutout_UK

Interesting opportunity for anyone aged 14-18yrs - thanks to our friends @YouthFocusNE for sharing!

14-18 year olds can attend virtual Café Connect sessions with peers from Germany. Great opportunity to connect. Next in 25 Jan. @ukgconnection @NewcastleCC @YouthFocusNE @NEYouth_

Future You is a six month pilot project, offering a new layer of training, experiences, support and advice to people in Gateshead across all generations who are unemployed or economically inactive. (1/2)

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