Indoor Basketball Sessions - Chigwell
Youth Unity CIC have been delivering the Limes Farm Youth Hub since 2022 and have been able to expand further due to successful interventions and sessions. They have been able to deliver indoor basketball and table tennis sessions over a 12 month period, with over 30 young people attending weekly.
The Youth Hub is not just about sports, but also provides a safe and inclusive environment where young people can develop their social skills, learn how to work in a team and improve their overall wellbeing.
Active Essex were able to fund this project by providing provision to purchase the equipment needed to run the activities. The relationships built that involved different community groups were achieved through the work of Youth Unity CIC who developed a strategy to promote cohesion and address the community issues.
The area had been identified as a hotspot for youth crime and disturbance, which meant Youth Unity aimed to target these young people and decrease the risk of criminal activity by providing a space to get active, and learn respect and social skills.
The combination of educational workshops and sport provision, has helped the young people keep safe and build resilience. This has provided guidance and engaged individuals from diverse backgrounds, making a noticeable improvement on their self-esteem, confidence and ambition.