News from our Partners on the Covid-19 Emergency Support - Spear Brighton

We are delighted to have been able to help our project partners, Spear Brighton, to continue their amazing support programmes for vulnerable young people in the Brighton & Hove area during the difficult past few months.    

"These uncertain times continue to be challenging for all of us including the vulnerable young people we support. Thanks to our funders, our Centre has remained open throughout the lockdown and all the team have now returned to work", said Centre Manager James Hyde.

"Following feedback from our Spear Career trainees and external partners, we have been busy providing our current 70 Spear Career Trainees with ongoing support into employment, personal and professional development and engagement with a 'Spear community'. In addition our coaches have taken on new referrals, developing  tailored 1:1 support packages for each of them and also piloted an online Spear Foundation course 'Spear Digital'.

Whilst we do hope to return to running the Spear Programme in situ soon, given the uncertainty of the times we feel the development of 'virtual' tools and resources is key in ensuring we can still reach out to our young people whatever the circumstances."

We are delighted to have been able to provide funding through our emergency programme to support many of Spear Brighton's Covid-19 response actions including the development of the 'Spear Digital' Pilot and the 'Group Sessions' profiled in their latest newsletter - Click here to read.

It is fantastic to see hw organisations, like Spear Brighton, have adapted so quickly and flexibly to ensure support is still there for young people who need it.  To find out more visit: www.spearbrighton.org