One of the main objectives of The gap* is to work alongside other agencies and organisations who engage with young people. Our office is located in Our Place Community Hub in Sutton Coldfield town centre, which allows us access to a number of charities and organisations that are also located at the Hub. In addition we work closely with the local Police, currently having a dedicated officer who makes regular visits to the Venue drop-in.
Some of the young people we work with have assisted in social action projects involving decorating a local charity’s offices, painting walls at the Community Hub, litter picking projects led by the Police and international social action project in Romania.
We work with the YMCA in both Sutton Town and Erdington where we have referred young people that we have been supporting. We also have a history of working with Clifton Road Youth Centre on various creative and sports-based projects.
In the past we have partnered with Our Place Community Hub in setting up a drug/drink awareness and activity day at a local outward bound centre. This involved positive contributions from Aquarius, the Police, an offender from HMP Hewell and a former drug addict.
We are currently partnering with a number of local secondary schools via the Headspace project.
GEAR UP - SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
WALSALL STUDIO SCHOOL
EBN ACADEMY'S 1 & 2
CLIFTON ROAD YOUTH CENTRE
OUR PLACE SUPPORT HUB