About Us

The project offers an open door and non-judgmental approach, to providing practical and emotional support to young people throughout East Cleveland. Many of our young people are living outside of family support, and some are homeless. For these clients, it is about maintaining a roof over their heads and enabling them to budget their income.

Doorways are partnered with Centrpoint UK and works closely with Redcar & Cleveland services and other voluntary sector agencies. The centre is wheel chair accessible and can provide guidance to any young person regardless of disability.

Activities:

  • Drop-in centre open Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm offering information, support advice and guidance for young people in need.
  • One-to-one support and counselling to increase confidence and improve emotional management; using creative media “The Heroes journey” as a tool to explore life changes.
  • Supporting young people into work through CV writing, job search; our “Opps Knocks” programme works through all aspects of becoming work ready.
  • PC and Multimedia sessions to develop IT skills; film making, animation skills and creative writing through Digital stories.
  • Learning resources to help young people develop essential Life Skills; our “Life-skills Labyrinth” programme is fully interactive and actively explores Values, Responsibility, choices, relationships, strategies and staying safe.
  • Street work to engage with young people in their own environment, challenging through creative activities.

We are committed to helping young people find a sense of identity, self-worth and increased confidence that will sustain them throughout their life journey.

We know it works because of what we achieve:

Outcomes for our young people include:

  • Increased confidence and self-worth.
  • Reduction in re-offending figures.
  • Reduction in levels of anti-social behaviour.
  • Reduced unemployment levels.
  • Move those living on the fringe to feel included in our community.
  • Increased understanding and implementation of life-skills.

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