10 09 '20

What a Summer we have had at Future Youth Zone! After moving our entire offer for young people online during lockdown, we have now come to the end of welcoming ‘Back to the Future’ 180 junior members for our action-packed Summer Holiday Club. With kind support from Barking and Dagenham Council and The National Lottery…

05 06 '20

Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, has donated over £18,000 from the Countryside £1m communities fund to three local initiatives in Barking & Dagenham and Future was lucky enough to be one of the three local charities to receive this funding. During the coronavirus crisis, we have been supporting young people virtually through one-to-one phone…

13 05 '20

During this period Future Youth Zone has become a community hub as part of BD CAN. The BD Can initiative exists to support anyone in the community and help with things like food and medication deliveries. Jean, who is a local resident has been self-isolating for her safety through lockdown. Jean has lived in Dagenham…

22 04 '20

Dear Young People, I wanted to write to you all to let you know that Future Youth Zone hasn’t been the same without you and myself and the team miss your energy, laughter and smiles. We miss not being able to hear about your day, helping you with your development and we even miss beating…

01 04 '20

Leah Eastwood-Webb Leah grew up being in and out of school getting excluded for bad behaviour and struggled with learning difficulties through her school life. She felt she was given no help from the school and wasn’t cared for. Leah also struggled with mental health and money issues with family at home. This situation caused…

24 03 '20

We are keeping busy coming up with exciting and creative ways to keep you and your family busy with lots of games and challenges to do at home. Tell us how your are getting on and what you’d want to see more of either through our social media channels or email enquiries@futureyouthzone.org https://youtu.be/otzN_LF7t2E https://www.instagram.com/p/B-tv4azD2mW/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Ae3JdjFzG/

17 03 '20

Dear Community In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to let you know about how Future Youth Zone will be adapting our offer to be able to continue support you and respond to the changing needs of the community. From Monday 23rd March we will be changing the way in which we organise our activities…

12 03 '20

There’s been intense media coverage about the Coronavirus recently so we wanted to get in touch to let you know about the measures we have in place to reduce risk. Like most public spaces in the UK, Future Youth Zone will remain open as usual unless official guidance changes. We are increasing the frequency of…

19 02 '20

16% of young people in Barking and Dagenham are at risk of going hungry over the holiday period.* At Future Youth Zone 20% of the young people that attend are entitled to free school meals, but don’t have access to this during the holidays. It is clear over the holidays that there is huge financial…

06 02 '20

Young people and their parents and carers have increasing concerns about their safety in the community, we talk to our Head of Youth Work Zak about how Future is giving young people a safe and inspiring place to go.   “Future works on the foundations of youth work – build relationships with young people and you’ll…

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