The Hangleton and Knoll Project is based in the west of the city close to Hove, providing activities for anyone between the ages of 13-25 years old, mainly at no cost.
Our youth work team supports young people using a variety of different methodologies. One key activity is Detached work, in which teams of two youth workers walk around the neighbourhood engaging with young people out on the street and in the local parks. We work with them around any issues, thoughts, ideas they may need support with. A part of this work also involves signposting young people onto other services. The benefits of engaging with these young people on their own territory are that we are able to make contact and build relationships with individuals who do not always access more mainstream youth provision. This kind of regular contact in the long term allows us to empower and support them to have their voices heard within the wider community setting.
Another method in which the Youth Team supports young people is by empowering them to plan and establish their own groups and projects, with the longer term aim of these groups becoming self-supporting. The Youth Team also supports young people to plan and deliver Holiday Activities and annual residential trips.
What we do
There are loads of projects and activities on offer for young people every day of the week and by also working in partnership with many different organisations they constantly put on some great sessions and projects. Here's a few:
- Hangleton & Knoll Youth Manifesto: This is an initiative, supported by the Hangleton & Knoll Project youth team, aimed at empowering young people in the community to have their voices heard regarding issues that affect them. They have their own website with all the information you need to get involved!
- Hangleton and Knoll Young Women's Group: This is a group that meets on a weekly basis at one of the local community centre and is for local young women aged 13-19yrs. The group currently has a membership of 22 young women- so sessions are busy but great fun! Young women have the opportunity to build new friendships, take part in activities that encourage learning around issues they have identified (previous themes have been body image and mental health) and have a safe space where they can be themselves, ask any questions and feel supported in the challenges they may be experiencing. If you would like to get involved in this project then please email/call for more information.
- Knoll Drop In: Knoll drop in takes part on a weekly basis at Knoll Pavilion; a small building in Knoll Park. This session is open to any young person aged 13-19 yrs old and is free. Activities include pool, cooking, quiz, art and sports. Young people help plan and deliver these sessions. We regularly have 15-30 young people who attend.
- Half Term / Summer holiday activities: Youth workers consult young people as to which activities and opportunities they would benefit from and like to plan. Previous activities have included an assault course, kayaking, mountain biking, community BBQs and picnics, sexual health drop-ins and trips to Thorpe Park. Our programmes are always great fun and an opportunity for young people to try something new, learn new skills, develop their confidence and make new friends.
The Hangleton & Knoll Project exists to work in partnerships with young residents to access and develop opportunities and resources and to facilitate positive change as identified by the residents of our communities.
For further examples, or for more information about what we do contact our youth work team, or you can drop in and see us on Facebook
Please click here to download a youth activities consent form