What is the Diverse Voices Project?

Diverse Voices is a project for young people age 10-18 years old who are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. The project provides targeted 1:1 sessions with a dedicated project worker for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young people who would like more support around:

  • Health and well-being.
  • Achieving in education.
  • Feeling more empowered and having their views and voices heard.

 

Young people that take part in the project can also access tailored advice, guidance and signposting to other bespoke services that support young people’s needs.

In addition, we offer opportunities to connect young people with others who are actively working to help break down barriers faced by  young people. To find out more about this please contact us by email at Stephen.worden@blgc.co.uk

 

For referral agencies:

How do I make a referral?

If you would like to refer a young person for 1:1 support through Diverse Voices you will need to complete a Referral Form. Please ensure you have consulted with the young person and they have confirmed that they would like to access some additional targeted support through the Diverse Voices project. Please also ensure you have consent from parents.

For general enquires about the project or for more information about making a referral please email Steve Worden, Diverse Voices Worker, stephen.worden@blgc.co.uk

 

Where does the project take place?

Ideally, we would like to meet with the young person face to face at a community venue school in a private space or at BLGC in one of our quiet rooms. We find that young people generally prefer this type of informal environment as it puts them at ease. However, during COVID we know this is not always possible, so meetings may have to take place via video call or over the telephone. We always advise that you make the young person aware that meetings may have to take place virtually while we are under Covid-19 restrictions and make sure that they are comfortable and able to do this.

 

What does the 1:1 work entail?

The young person will complete an initial assessment with our project worker and together they will put together an action plan that focuses on specific goals that they want to improve. These goals will usually be around improving their health and wellbeing, education or feeling more empowered to have their voice heard. Our project worker will help the young person to work toward achieving their set goals and will always encourage them to build their resilience skills and develop their unique personal qualities. We believe that young people should be supported and empowered to make their own positive changes in life and the project is designed to provide a fixed term support package which will be agreed by the young person and project worker at the start.

 

For young people:

If you are a young person from a BAME community and would like to find out more about the project and how you might be able to benefit from accessing some extra support please contact Steve Worden, Diverse Voices Worker, stephen.worden@blgc.co.uk .

 

Click Here for link to our Diverse Voices Leaflet. 

 

This project has been kindly funded by BBC Children in Need. BBC Children in Need Logo – Save the Family