What is Street Aid?
Street Aid is our first programme, launched in March 2019, which acknowledges the issues faced by young people aged 14-24 and prepares them to respond to difficult situations in a proactive way to safeguard themselves and others. Our range of modular interactive workshops encourages open dialogue about key issues facing young people in our communities and aims to reduce the escalating violence and fatalities linked to knife and gang related crimes. Modules include: Street First Aid, Consequential Thinking, Conflict Resolution, Resilience and Knife Crime Awareness. These sessions are delivered to young people within a school or pupil referral unit setting, or other support service environment, and be delivered over 1 or 2 hours depending on availability.
Our Street Aid Facilitator’s Course is available to organisations who work with individuals aged 14-24 years, especially if they are considered ‘at risk’. The Facilitator’s course covers the skills, knowledge, and resources to deliver Street Aid to young people. The relationships and unique understanding of the young people individuals work with, means they are in an ideal position to deliver and embed the skills of Street Aid.
Both courses can be delivered virtually or in person depending on the organisation’s needs.
Where has Street Aid been delivered?
We have delivered Street Aid across the West Midlands in Wolverhampton, Coventry, Sandwell, Birmingham East, and Walsall to both young people and Facilitators. In Kent to young people and Facilitators in Kent County Council. To young people taking part in the Prince’s Trust TEAM programme in Tamworth, Cannock, and Stafford in Staffordshire. As well as in Shrewsbury to Facilitators.
Is Street Aid Funded?
We have received funding across England and particularly in the West Midlands thanks to the West Midland’s Police and Crime Commissioner through the Active Citizens’ Fund to deliver Street Aid across Birmingham East, Coventry, Walsall, and Wolverhampton. In Sandwell, we received funding through Project Guardian to deliver the course into schools. Also, in Kent we were commissioned by Kent County Council to deliver to the young people they support as well as staff members.