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Youth Work blog: A Week in the Life of a Youth Worker

2nd October 2023 by Connor Lynch, Head of Youth Work, Unitas Youth Zone

Connor Lynch is Head of Youth Work at Unitas, Barnet Youth Zone. A member of the Senior Leadership Team, Connor leads a team of up…

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CEO blog: Navigating the Path to Inclusivity

28th September 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, Onside

In the pursuit of creating an inclusive workplace which actively values difference, many organisations, including ours, have taken significant, positive strides forward. However, I imagine…

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Why we need affordable summer experiences for young people

19th July 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, Onside

I fondly remember the last day of term and the excitement kicking in for the adventures to come over the summer holiday. As the six-week…

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CEO blog: Nurturing Identity and Inclusivity – The Vital Role of Youth Centres in Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

20th June 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, Onside

Pride Season is a reminder that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Despite the…

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CEO blog: The Volunteer Takeover: A Decade of Impact at Wigan Youth Zone

8th May 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, Onside

Thousands of charities across the country are coming together today for The Big Help Out, raising awareness of volunteering and celebrating the incredible contributions of…

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CEO Blog: The cost of poverty in childhood

28th April 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, Onside

Currently, over three million children live in poverty in the UK. Three million! We sadly see headlines like these too often, and it baffles me that…

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CEO blog: Life online – the digital world and young people

31st March 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, OnSide

It's no exaggeration to say that technology and the digital world has fundamentally changed the experience of being a young person today. Some of its impact…

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Youth work blog – International Women’s Day

8th March 2023 by Rebecca Bunger, Head of Youth Work at The Way, Wolverhampton Youth Zone

To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve invited Rebecca Bunger, Head of Youth Work at The Way, Wolverhampton Youth Zone to share her experience of being…

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Youth work blog – how youth centres support the LGBTQ+ community

13th February 2023 by Steve Anderton, Lead Youth Worker, The Hive Youth Zone

Exploring who you are is a crucial part of growing up, yet spaces where young people can discover themselves aren’t always readily available. Research has…

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Bridging the loneliness gap in young people

2nd February 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, OnSide

As someone who's had my share of struggles with anxiety, I know the debilitating effect mental health challenges can have. That's why I believe passionately…

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CEO blog: Why we must do something about the unfair lottery of birth

11th January 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, OnSide

January is typically a time of new beginnings, especially true for me as I start my role as OnSide’s Chief Executive. Over the Christmas break,…

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Youth work blog – What we’re doing to support with the cost-of-living

14th December 2022 by Fahima Iqbal, Universal Service Manager, Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone

Since early this year, we’ve been watching the situation unfold with the pandemic’s lasting effects, political uncertainty, energy crisis and cost of living. Blackburn and…

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