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Feb 09 2023

Bringing a splash of colour to Colchester

Last Sunday we visited The Outhouse in Colchester to film some of the young people who attend the project. The OutHouse is a charity that provides opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Essex.  They run a large programme of services which includes counselling, social events and support groups.  The VVU has helped fund a youth counsellor […]

Jul 11 2022

Go through the Yellow Door

Yellow Door is the name of Canvey Island’s youth project. The project can be found through a bright yellow door, in a cheerful, colourful building on Poplar Road. The youth project has been on this site since 2017 providing a range of information, support, activities, education and interventions to young people on the Island. Yellow […]

May 16 2022

The work of UTurn

On our travels around Essex to see the projects the VVU helps fund, we visited UTurn in Tendring. UTurn offers support and practical help for young people aged 10 – 18 years old who may be experiencing personal and socially challenging life situations as consequences of violent crime.  The project integrates sport and physical activity […]

Jul 05 2021

Detached youth work success

In 2020 over 600 young people took part in the Violence and Vulnerability Unit’s listening project, which was to help determine future priorities and work areas for the VVU. Their feedback gave us a few main points for consideration and action: The majority of young people told us that youth violence is an issue in […]

Jul 01 2021

Turning lives around at the U-Turn hub

One of the projects the VVU helps fund is the U-Turn hub based in Clacton. The U-Turn hub is a project that supports young people to improve confidence, address behaviour challenges and improve social and emotional skills. The hub launched in October 2020 and since then 50 young people aged 11 to 16 – identified […]