Worth Unlimited in Waltham Forest works with young people from marginalised communities to reach their potential.
Worth Unlimited for Waltham Forest was started in 2000 and has a strong reputation responding to the needs of young people in the borough. We are trusted and supported by the statutory, faith-based and charity sectors and are able to work in effective partnership with all.
We aim work with young people and families from communities of social deprivation. We work at building supportive lasting relationships where young people and participants feel valued. We provide and help young people engage in positive activities, where they can develop skills and create community.
Detached Youth Work: Our starting point for all our work is to seek to meet young people where they are at. Detached Youth work takes this very literally as our teams spend time on the streets and in the parks meeting young people on their own ground and their own terms.
Through this model of youth work we can sign post young people and work directly with them in their community supporting their development and aspirations and tackling some of the issues young people regularly face when growing up.
Mobile Youth Venue Sessions: Worth Unlimited in Waltham Forest has a youth bus which visits five of the housing estates in the Borough offering sessions where young people are able to access information and support from trained youth workers, whilst engaging in positive activities such as cooking, games and quizzes. The youth bus is kitted out with three computers with internet access, an x-box and play station.
We currently offer Mobile Youth Venue sessions in 5 locations each week:
- Oliver Close
- Priory Court
- Boundary Road
Youth Club & Basketball Sessions (Priory Court): Worth Unlimited in Waltham Forest runs youth club activities and basketball/sport activities from the Community Centre in Priory Court. Activities on offer to the young people will be cookery, quizzes, competitions, games and table tennis. Sessions are run by trained youth workers who are able to offer information, advice, support and mentoring.
Community Ambassadors Programme (Priory Court): Worth Unlimited in Waltham Forest will be starting a new programme working with young people in the Priory Court area enabling them to create their own social action project. The programme will empower young people to have a ‘voice’ and make changes in their community.
That Reading Thing: For some young people the main challenge they face in life is a belief that they cannot read. This is indeed a barrier to accessing training and employment but is an issue that with the right tools, youth workers and mentors can address. “That Reading Thing” is a fantastic basic literacy programme designed by Tricia Millar for young people who struggle with reading.