Youth and Community

Young Positive Action

Youth Club Group Photo

We aim to ensure all Young People in our communities are empowered to build better bright futures.

Our youth offer ‘Young Positive Action’ provides activities and opportunities for young people to access support, make friends, and have a voice through informal learning activities, youth clubs and a variety of school holiday activities. All young people in our communities are welcome.

Youth Club

What's on!

Day Venue Activity Time

Monday

Forches Avenue Children's Centre,
Whiddon Valley,
Barnstaple

Junior Youth Club
6 to 8 years old

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Monday

Community Centre,
Barton Road,
Barnstaple

Forches Homework Club

4.30pm - 6pm

Monday

Community Centre,
Barton Road,
Barnstaple

Forches Youth Club

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Tuesday

Community Centre,
Barton Road,
Barnstaple

Youth Session
14 years plus

6pm - 8pm

Wednesday

Slade Valley Community Centre,
Ilfracombe

Teen 2 Be

5pm - 6pm

Wednesday

Slade Valley Community Centre,
Ilfracombe

Slade Valley Youth Club

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Thursday

Studio 20,
Ilfracombe

Happy Gym

4pm - 6pm

School Holiday Activities

Rafting

To see all of our activities, trips and adventures during the school holidays follow us on the youth club Facebook pages:

www.facebook.com/ForchesYC

www.facebook.com/sladevalleyyc

Campfire

What others say about our unique youth offer

Read the Dr Cooper 2015 - 2018 report here

Board Games

“It is such a valuable service that allows young people to feel safe and secure.  An environment that offers personal service for vulnerable young people who would otherwise be excluded from society.

The service I have witnessed personally in my role as Attendance Officer at school has been fantastic.  We have young people who are school refusers (for whatever the reason).  You offered an ear to listen and helped gain their confidence to enable them to attend school again and also to meet outside of school to ensure their safety and wellbeing. I have witnessed your service go above and beyond to make sure the student’s wellbeing comes first. 

I know that without your service there would be a lot of young, vulnerable young people with nowhere to go and nobody to listen to them which would be a very sad outcome if they were to lose this service.”

Attendance Officer, Ilfracombe Academy 2018

Community Involvement

We are committed to creating communities where people want to live. We work with our customers to enable strong, vibrant communities to live in within safe and well maintained neighborhoods.

whiddon valley lunch

“North Devon Homes is committed to creating communities where people want to live. We do this by working to build trust and understanding with our communities. This helps to inform and support our work to regenerate and manage estates so that they are safer and better places to live”. 

Martyn Gimber CEO

Awards Night

We work with a wide range of partners who have supported us through funding and/or partnership working within projects for example;  Northern Devon Healthcare NHS, Police and Crime Commissioner, local schools, Safer North Devon, University of St Mark & St John (Plymouth), South West Community Foundation and not least customers who live within our communities.

Projects include; community food growing schemes, sewing groups, supporting community groups, adult & young people learning opportunities, internet cafés, healthy eating and cooking,  and Saturday parent & children clubs.

There are many ways for customers to influence the services we provide find out how you can get involved.

Gardening