PURBECK YOUTH & COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
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HealthWatch Dorset is looking for young people to help improve NHS Primary Care services in Purbeck!
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Dorset Mind is back in the Centre - see the Sessions page for details
pycf is looking to recruit more trustees and volunteers - get more details here!
Don't miss the pop-up community event on Knoll Beach on July 13th - details on the Coming Soon page
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WHO WE ARE
Purbeck Youth & Community Foundation is a charitable organisation and was formed in 2016 by local volunteers in response to Dorset County Council’s appeal for community groups to take over the management of youth centres.
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ONE-TO-ONE AND GROUP SUPPORT
Experienced qualified youth workers
One to one sessions with young
people tailored to their needs and
the impact being sought.
Opportunity for ongoing contact in
a generic youth club setting...
WHAT WE DO
Our aim is to help and support young people in Purbeck. We manage Wareham Youth and Community Centre and run weekly sessions at Corfe Castle and Wool youth clubs. We provide age-related evening sessions at Wareham - plus lunchtime access for students at the adjacent Purbeck School. We also organise one day trips and residential activities. A Duke of Edinburgh Award group meets fortnightly and the local Gateway Club uses our facilities on a weekly basis.
Most importantly our qualified staff support young people's individual needs and when necessary signpost them to further help on a diverse range of issues. We work in partnership with many agencies who regularly use our premises to meet young people in their environment. Our members have highlighted the club as somewhere they feel safe, where they can meet friends and make new friends, relax, enjoy themselves and take advantage of new opportunities.
FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITIES
The Foundation is self-sufficient and our biggest challenge is securing funds to meet our commitments. Our fundraising committee works tirelessly to generate the money needed to provide professional staff; purchase equipment and furniture; and cover the cost of running the premises.