In addition to our core centre based delivery, InSpire has developed a programme of outreach activities that aim to:
- Increase engagement in services by those groups considered harder to reach
- Increase awareness of our programmes across the local area
- Increase the accessibility of our services to those who may struggle to engage with centre based provision
- Deliver responsive targeted provision when it is needed most
Lottery funded, the Reaching Communities programme delivers targeted street based youth work to high risk young people across the Walworth area. Working closely with the police, the anti-social behaviour team and community warden teams, our team of professional outreach workers deliver informal and more structured interventions to young people with the principle aim of removing them from risk, reducing levels of crime and ASB in the area and by supporting young people into a range of services offered through our young people’s programme.
In 2012, we developed our first partnership with the Newington estate on the back of the estate being identified by police and the ASB team as one with significant issues relating to young people. We are now in our second year on the estate and having begun delivery with one single youth night, have extended this resource to two evenings per week, providing essential youth services to those living in the local area.
In 2013, InSpire developed its second estate based provision in partnership with the Gateway TRA having successfully delivered a similar intervention on the nearby Newington estate. A weekly youth night on the estate provides much needed services and activities to estate residents and this has been supported by the delivery of a family intervention programme that engaged young and old through weekly gardening workshops and arts programmes.