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Youth work blog series: How I got into youth work

15th November 2022 by Kyle Chidlaw, Senior Youth Work Manager at Warrington Youth Zone

I've been involved in youth clubs and youth work for over ten years. I'm sure other youth workers can relate, but I often forget about…

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CEO Blog: Reflecting on Youth Work Week 2022

11th November 2022 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

This week we’ve been celebrating Youth Work Week 2022, a time dedicated to raising the profile of the positive impact youth workers have on young…

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Trustee’s Week Guest Blog: Involving young people in decision making

10th November 2022 by Abubakar Buwe , OnSide Associate Trustee and Saeed Atcha MBE DL, CEO of Youth Lead UK

Trustees’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate and thank trustees for their contributions. We’re fortunate to have a fantastic board who give their time, bringing…

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The Journey of opening a Youth Zone

28th September 2022 by Dave McNicholl, Chief Executive, Warrington Youth Zone

On 2 July 2022, I was delighted to be part of the team officially opening Warrington Youth Zone to much fanfare, becoming the 14th to…

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Cost-of-living crisis: what it means for our young people

26th September 2022 by Robin Moss, Chief Executive, Unitas Youth Zone

It’s been a tough few years. The pandemic swept aside so many assumptions and presumptions about what ‘normal life’ was like. And just as most…

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CEO blog: Narrowing the attainment gap

26th September 2022 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

September’s often thought of as a time filled with opportunity. But for many children and young people from low-income families, the reality is some of…

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CEO blog: How the cost-of-living crisis is impacting young people

4th August 2022 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

A poll by the BBC on the cost-of-living crisis showed that over half of parents say they are cutting back on activities for their children.…

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Five tips to build a strong volunteer base

10th June 2022 by Cerys Roberts, People Support Officer at The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone

Volunteers play a key role at The Hive Wirral Youth Zone - we really couldn’t function without them. They bring valuable skills, as well as…

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CEO blog: Power of Youth Day

6th June 2022 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

Today is #iwill’s Power of Youth Day, recognising the contributions young people make in their communities and nationally through social action and volunteering. Putting young…

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Five reasons why volunteers make a huge difference!

3rd June 2022 by Georgia Hannan, Volunteer Development Manager at OnSide

Volunteer Development Manager at OnSide, Georgia Hannen, oversees the volunteering programme across the OnSide Network, she supports with developing and implementing the volunteer strategy within…

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CEO blog: Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

13th May 2022 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

The past few years have seen issues around loneliness and isolation rise up the agenda for us all and we welcome that Mental Health Awareness…

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CEO blog: It only takes one person to change a life

8th April 2022 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jason Robinson OBE at HideOut, East Manchester Youth Zone. Jason is an inspirational figure and a sporting legend,…

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