Transforming lives of young women in Leeds

Welcome to Getaway Girls!

Getaway Girls enables vulnerable young women aged 11-25 from Leeds to build confidence, develop new skills and take positive risks in an environment which offers co-operation and support.

For more information contact:  flavia.docherty@getawaygirls.co.uk

  Mosaic Logo67 Bayswater Grove

  Harehills

  Leeds,  LS8 5LN

  0113 240 5894


Getaway Girls is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee with over 25years experience of working with young women and girls in Leeds.

Click here to see our current timetable:Whats on at GAG April 2014

NEWS!!!!

GOOD NEWS!

 

GETAWAY GIRLS CELEBRATED 25 YEARS OF SUPPORTING GIRLS & YOUNG WOMEN IN LEEDS

 

JOJO, CAPITAL RADIO DJ  BECOMES GETAWAY GIRLS CO-PATRON

 

GLOBAL GIRLS MAGAZINE LAUNCHED. DOWNLOAD COPY FROM WEBSITE

 

HAD ANOTHER AMAZING SUMMER PROGRAMME WITH LOADS OF FUN AND CHALLENGING ACTIVITIES

 

INCLUDE GROUP SET UP FOR GIRLS WITH VARIETY OF NEEDS – LOTS OF COOKING & CRAFTS

 

GETAWAY GIRLS HAS BEEN AWARDED £8,000 BY GUCCI PERFUME THROUGH CHIME FOR CHANGE

 

AWARDED ESF FUNDING FOR GET INTO YOUTH WORK – TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG WOMEN AGED 19-25

 

& FUNDING FROM PEOPLE’S HEALTH TRUST FOR SUPPORT WORK WITH EASTERN EUROPEAN YOUNG WOMEN

 

JENNELL BENNETT APOINTED AS YOUNG WOMEN’S HERITAGE WORKER……WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO

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Aim & Objectives for direct work 2013-2015

Aim: To enable vulnerable young women aged 11-25 from Leeds to build confidence, develop new skills and take positive risks in an environment which offers co-operation and support.

1. To plan, facilitate and evaluate long term group work programme for vulnerable young women
-including Young mums group for under 19’s, Fusion support for young women new to the country, 13-16 support group, 16+emotional health group, 11-13 group, Culture group

2. To plan, facilitate and evaluate short term issue based groups in schools and community settings
- including On the Right Track, Keep Sussed and Safe, Girls Talk, parenting, Taste of Culture

3. To offer practical and emotional support for vulnerable young women
- individual support re many issues,
- practical support re housing, employment, college, pregnancy testing, C Card,
- Individual prevention/ early intervention work re child sexual exploitation

4. To offer new opportunities for community development, learning and confidence building
- Including residentials, exchange visits, cultural events, intergeneration work, Arts based work eg Poetry, music, Urban art, photography, projects eg Changing Labels
5. To run physical activity/ adventure education opportunities
- including sports sessions, Zumba, Canoeing, raftbuilding, self defence, street dance, climbing, gym etc .

6. To run excellent quality crèche provision which offers safe, creative, fun activities for under 5’s

7. To offer further opportunities for training, peer education, Voice & Influence
- including Intro to Youth work course, VIP group, peer educators supporting younger girls, workshops, research.

8 To build on current and new fruitful partnerships

9. To monitor and evaluate all work
- Including use of OUTREACH MIS

Our work focuses on three themes – Health and Wellbeing, Cultural Identity/ Diversity and Voice and Influence.
We offer a balance of support, challenge and fun- supporting the most disadvantaged, hard to reach young women to turn their lives around.

Vulnerable young women we support include:
*young mums and young women at risk at early pregnancy
*young women in care and care leavers
*young women who are excluded or struggled with school and college
*young women getting their lives back on track
*young women living in poverty
*Young women who suffer/ witnessed domestic violence
*young women with low self- esteem/ lacking in confidence
*Young women who are NEET

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If so, click on the link below, download the application form and send it in to flavia.docherty@getawaygirls.co.uk

FORM INTRODUCTION TO YOUTH WORK

Take a look at the amazing magazine produced by Global Girls……to see it click here:

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If you want a paper copy, get in touch with us here at Getaway Girls!

 

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