Our Open project exists to reduce the barriers that prevent Young People from accessing the support and information that they want and need… when they want and need it.
Whatever the barriers that young people face to accessing the services, support, opportunity & challenge that they want and need, be they financial, geographical, emotional, physical, chronological (ok yes we mean time, but we were on a bit of a roll), we are committed to reducing & removing them.
Our Open Project has 5 strands:
- Open Doors, Open Up, Open Space, Open Out & Open Source
Open Doors is a physical Hub for Young People, Parents, Professionals and the wider community. A place and a face for people to go to and talk to with any issues, questions, challenges, worries or needs that they are facing.
Open Up is taking the ‘youth club’ to a new level. With the vision and commitment to raise the quality and quantity of access YP have to support, services, leisure time activities and a safe community.
Open Space is a unique partnership with schools that enables Young People access to the support they need at a time that works for them. With most Young People at school 8 hour a day and most services only open during that time, providing services to Young People requires a new approach.
Open Out is our detached approach to reducing barriers. Ignoring buildings all together and engaging with Young People in a time and space that they feel comfortable and may be of increased need for access to services.
Open Source is our digital approach to reducing physical barriers. An app, you tube channel & webpage, with up to date, relevant and local support, when and where it's needed. The true beauty of Open Source is found in your hand… literally.