One thing POINT are very proud of is how we adapted our services throughout the lockdowns of 2020-21. We experienced in 2020 and early 2021. Youth work is a highly adaptable profession and we are always evolving as a service as and when the young people need us too. During the pandemic there were strong fears about children as young as 11 have been “lost to the streets” as the youth drop-in centre had to remain closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Taking this feedback from young people and the community on board, POINT adapted their face to face work by offering POINT on your doorstep. These were pre-arranged visits where youth workers would meet up with young people on their doorsteps for a catch up and a wellbeing check in – we would also come along complete with activity packs / food packs which contained ingredients for a healthy meal – each week youth workers would put up a video on YouTube showing the young people how to cook the food. Check out these videos that show some footage of this amazing project:
We are recently feeling very excited as POINT have been shortlisted for a Welsh Government Youth Excellence Award under the category of : “Making and Outstanding Contribution to Youth Work during the Pandemic”. We will hear whether we have won in early December. Keep your fingers and toes crossed everyone!!