COVID - 19 Safe Projects
During this crisis we strictly follow the National Youth Agency (NYA) guidance for Youth Provision in England.
Detached & Outreach Project
Wednesday and Thursday evenings
Funded through Halton Borough Council's Youth Fund and the National Lottery's Community Fund, our detached & outreach programme takes youth work to the places where young people hang out in parks, streets and other public spaces. Our aims are to look after the health and wellbeing of young people, provide diversionary activities and signpost them to provisions and services available to meet their wants and needs.
Street Voice: rap & beatboxing project
Supported by the Ragdoll Foundation, the Street Voice project involved professional rap and beatbox artist, James Lyons accompanying our detached teams for 6 weeks. Jay freestyled tailored performances for young people in parks and on the streets of Widnes based on words and phrases that they gave him. He led street rap and beatboxing workshops and recorded sounds and lyrics from the young people who participated. Those sounds and lyrics were converted into professional tracks by Jay who, in the final weeks of the project brought a ,obile production kit out with him to show young people how the tracks were made and help them produce their own impromptu tracks.
The Megamix on the left is a compilation of tracks that Jay produced with young people out on the streets and in parks in Widnes. Below that are two full tracks. Further tracks can be found on our SoundCloud page using the link below:
Youth support club:
This invite only service ran to support young people and families during times of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. While this specific project is no longer running, we are hoping to revive it again soon; funding permitting. For more information on our referral process, please get in contact using the details above.
Pop up activities will take place as part of a summer detached and outreach programme, Mondays to Thursdays between 5pm - 9pm in Vicky Park, Spike Island, Leigh Recreational Ground, King George's field and other open spaces in Widnes. Follow us on Instagram at ActivCIC or on Facebook to find out where we will be and the activities we will have with us.
In case of poor weather activities may be held at our Centre at Unit 4 Queensway Trading Estate, Waterloo Road, West Bank, Widnes, WA8 0FD. A parent or guardian will need to complete the electronic consent form found using the link below , to be able to participate in these Centre Based activities:
If you are not able to access this form online, a paper based version can be obtained from staff during our detached and outreach sessions or from our Centre. Please contact us for more information or if you have any queries abou this.