We believe that the people that use our services should have an active say in how our services are designed and delivered.
To do this, we provide an extensive programme of developmental activities that allow young people to build skills and confidence, including opportunities to become young volunteers within the organisation. We also provide support with accessing external training, education and employment.
We have a wide range of engagement activities that include social events, and regular activities involving sports, arts, music and cooking. We help young people develop team work and leadership skills through working together on projects such as planning trips and events or carrying out room and garden make overs.
We enable young people to get involved in decision making within the organisation; this can involve taking part in recruiting new staff, attending house meetings, forums, consultation events or becoming a member of the 1625 Independent People Youth Board
We also support young people that are not in education, employment and training to use their life experience to help others in a volunteer capacity. Opportunities include training to become a Peer Educator with our Up Front
project, training to become a Peer Supporter as part of a joint project between 1625ip and Learning Partnership West or joining staff and service user task groups.