“a fine example of a project which is helping get young people off the streets and giving them positive activities to engage with.”
Summer 2019 Diversionary Activities
In Summer 2019 we were part of a West Midlands wide initiative funded by West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner to provide community activities for young people during the school holidays. The diversionary activities provided young people a positive environment in which to make friends, challenge themselves and take part in a range of workshops and sports activities. The key aim of the summer programme was to provide a community space for young people to engage in a broad range of activities and learn skills and experiences that would divert them away from criminal activity. Our provision also provide the young people with a chance to build leadership and volunteering skills that would then continue the cycle of generating a more vibrant and cohesive community. Following on from the summer a number of the young people involved are now volunteering with The Inspire Group and progressing in the community sport industry.
Workplace Wellbeing @ DMN Logistics
In July 2019, The Inspire Group were commissioned by DMN Logistics to conduct a workplace wellbeing assessment. This was the first step taken by DMN Logistics on their Workplace Wellbeing journey facilitated by The Inspire Group. The wellbeing assessment was a two day commission during which Inspire Group staff ran workshops, feedback sessions and activity opportunities for the DMN team to help understand what a more regular workplace wellbeing offer would look like. Following on from this a report was delivered to DMN alongside recommendations for areas of improvement in this context. The relationship with DMN has now progressed onto The Inspire Group delivering a more regular wellbeing offer for the DMN team.
Since 2017 we have worked in partnership with Walsall YJS on our Changing Perceptions project. Supported by Walsall Council and West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner the project was originally designed to extend the opportunity of regular sport and activity to the young people in the Youth Justice System. Following on from a successful launch at Clayhanger Community Centre the programme went from strength to strength and the young people involved developed a great deal of skills that were essential in them making positive choices. In 2018 the programme entered a new phase in which the young people involved gained some training and volunteering experiences with The Inspire Group that allowed partnership between us and the YJS to develop further. As we head towards 2020 we are now expanding the range of offer we can make to the young people involved and supporting a bigger programme of activity.