SWAT is a voluntary-led charity with the aim to unite and transform financially disadvantaged communities, by focusing on projects that make a difference in people’s lives and improve their prospects in life.
What is VOICE?
VOICE! is a mobile Youth Service that will enable us to bring our youth provision to the doorsteps of local people, as we will drive the van to communal areas where we know young people spend time. These doorstep sessions will initially provide physical activities and PlayStation tournaments to hook young people, with the aim of then engaging them into our presentations and workshops about domestic/substance abuse, child abuse, online safety/grooming awareness, bullying, gang issues, and mental health issues.
The impact of VOICE! so far
VOICE! is currently being delivered across Southall and has supported over 300 young people engage in positive diversionary activities in their spare time, which has helped young people develop personal and social skills which has empowered them to participate in society as mature responsible individuals. This has had a massive effect on the local communities within Southall with anti-social behaviour complains being lower than usual.
Our vision in Slough and how we will achieve this
We would like to replicate VOICE! in Slough. We will do this by fundraising for £10,000 to be able to kit out our current van to ensure its disability-friendly and to purchase inclusive sports equipment, PlayStations and TVs.