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TCAF offers a series of youth clubs across the town.

TCAF are seeking to address the lack of youth provision in Trowbridge by providing safe places for young people between 10 to 19 years of age, to talk, gain advice, make friends and engage in activities that will improve confidence, empower and encourage brighter aspirations.

TCAF are looking for a male youth worker to support these youth clubs on a sessional basis, after school and weekends working between 3 and 6hrs per week.

The role is a great opportunity to work with young people and really make a difference.

Accredited training will be provided including Safeguarding. Experience of working with young people an advantage.

Please apply with letter, addressing the job description, and a CV with 2 referees to tcaf@trowbridge.gov.uk. Any questions please feel free to get in touch. Interviews will be on a rolling basis.

Every Friday between 10:00am and 12 Noon at the BA14 Community Hub in the Shires Shopping Centre.

It is a support and share meet-up group for the older residents of Trowbridge. The aim is to assist with any identified health and wellbeing needs.

Bring a friend or come along to meet new ones. Enjoy light refreshments in a relaxed and friendly environment.

TCAF’s Brighter Aspirations have been lucky enough to have come second in the Tesco’s Tokens funding bid and have received money to create “Soul Art”. TCAF’s Brighter Aspirations will be working on setting up taster sessions and activities to support this project in March. If you are interested in Art and are a young person who lives in the Trowbridge Area and want to get involved please contact tacfyouth@trowbridge.gov.uk for further information.

The young people and workers, including the newly selected Youth Ambassadors attended Tesco’s in Trowbridge to collect for TCAF’s Brighter Aspiration youth provisions in Trowbridge. The young people want to help raise funds so they can go on a team building activity or residential in 2019. They are aware that this costs a lot of money and recognise that funding streams are not easy to obtain. They are really enjoyed themselves and to celebrate all their hard work and enjoy the festive season we journeys to Frankie and Benny’s in Trowbridge for a much deserved soft drink and pudding.

TCAF’s Brighter Aspirations are planning on Teaming up with Wiltshire Mighty Girls in the foreseeable future. The project is hoping to hold the sessions with the support of John of Gaunt School to help support young girls understanding of body image and help gain confidence in themselves and the way they look. This project is waiting on funding to secure this project, however has proved extremely successful in other areas of Wiltshire.

TCAF’s Brighter Aspirations have been lucky enough to have secured funding from the Local Youth Network to put together a project working with young people in understanding about sexual health, relationships and the consequences of acting to soon and before they are ready for the reality of their consequences. This project will give young people the chance to talk openly about this area of their lives in a safe and secure manner with qualified youth workers to support them. The project will be designed to implement games, activities that relate to relationships, communalisations, delay and the consequences of unprotected sex. It will help to educate young people around the myths around sexual health and give them the knowledge of what it is really like to have a baby with the use of their new stimulation baby from Real Works. If you would like further information or would like to get involved please contact tacfyouth@trowbridge.gov.uk for further information involved please contact tacfyouth@trowbridge.gov.uk for further information.

Trowbridge skate park update

The young people and TCAF’s Brighter Aspirations youth workers have been working together in getting a much needed re-development implemented at the Stallards skate park in Trowbridge. The workers and young people have managed to start a petition to raise the awareness of the improvements needed to help this valuable resource continue to serve the young people of Trowbridge and support active lifestyles.

 

We were delighted to hold our Christmas party on Monday 10th December at the Community HUB at BA14 in the Shires shopping centre. A number of trustees and volunteers enjoyed hot drinks and mince pies. The Mayor thanked three long standing volunteers from the Lions Club and Town Hall Arts and they were presented with a gift for their wonderful support. On 12th January TCAF are launching a Kindness cafe in the Hub, which will be a “support and share” meet up group where older residents of Trowbridge will have the opportunity to meet others and they will hear from a number of local organisations who can support them with independent living. Anyone who is interested is welcome to come along and join us.

HUB at BA14 Manager Zoe Meaden said “we are proud of the service that we offer to the community and it is great to meet so many of the lovely people of Trowbridge and to be able to connect them with the vast array of local services on offer to them. We are looking forward to the opening of the Kindness café”

The Hub at BA14 is a space where the public can engage with all members of the Hub, contribute to their community , voluntary and charitable groups in Wiltshire. For more information you can contact us on 01225 765072 or send us an email

Senior Youth Worker JD and person spec final Background Information

Required for February 2019 a suitably qualified and experienced person to take on the role of Senior Youth Worker for this growing charity. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a genuine commitment to working with vulnerable young people.

£22,126 -25,974 pro rata depending on experience. 30 hours a week, with possibility for extension. Start date 1st February 2019, or when available.

Please apply with CV and covering letter addressing the person specification and job description to tcaf@trowbridge.gov.uk Closing date: Tuesday 8th January Interviews: Monday 14th January. Any questions please email or call 07765371051.