The Warren Youth Project
47-49 Queens Dock Avenue, Hull, HU1 3DR
Contact: Gemma Morfitt
Telephone: 01482 219357
Are you looking to gain work related experience, start education, figure out your goals, gain apprenticeships and employment, update your skills and qualifications and get involved with creative projects?
If so, The Achieve Project is here to help!
Achieve is a bespoke progression project located on the top floor of The Warren; a welcoming open access center for young people in Hull. The Achieve Project supports anyone aged 15-29, through one-to-one appointments, mentoring, project work and group work. We are fun and creative and work with a range of partners across the city to help facilitate and find MEANINGFUL opportunities that suit YOUR needs.
We are person centered in approach and are hear to offer the wrap around support that traditional education cannot provide.
Recently we have worked on projects that have involved City of Culture, Warren Records, Radio 1 and BBC Humberside, Talking Doorsteps, The Big Music Project as well as various independent and creative businesses.
Recent Qualifications delivered: Planning a Visit, Event MGMT, Developing Confidence & Self Esteem, Speaking to Communicate, CV Writing, Working in a Team, Budgeting, Life Skills & Interview Skills
Sectors we have sourced full and part time employment: Retail, Customer Service, Sales, Hospitality & Bar Work, Care, Childcare, the Voluntary Sector and more…
Other Warren Project services available: Warren Records, Rehearsal Spaces & Professional Music Studio, Food Parcels, Open Access Youth Work, Counseling Service, Massage Therapy, The Can Do Project (Education and the Arts), LGBTQ+, Women’s Group, Young Parents Group & the Pathway Group (Disabilities)
What Makes Us Different
For the past 30 years, The Warren Youth Project – an independent charity - has been providing vital support services to marginalised and vulnerable young people in Hull. Operating from a former fire- station in Hull city-centre, the Warren’s staff team offers free support, guidance, training, music, education and counselling services to young people aged 14-25 who are experiencing unemployment, homelessness, isolation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, drug-abuse, bullying, neglect, domestic violence, family-relationship breakdown, learning difficulties, racism and homophobia. We also work very closely with young people who are experiencing physical and mental health problems such as self-harming, eating disorders, depression, psychosis, STDs and loneliness to name but a few.
We specifically target this broad demographic to ensure that we can comprehensively support young people’s progression through - and transition from - adolescence to adulthood in a number of areas, not least of which is their mental health wellbeing. At the Warren, we’re about ensuring that young people are listened to and get the support and the space and time that they might need to take control of their own lives and make the right choices. Our staff team strives hard to create the environment that enables young people to feel safe and supported to talk about the things that are bothering them.
We value our relationships with young people and know that they are incredibly resourceful and, with support, can ultimately be trusted to know best about their own lives. We do this by ensuring that our central philosophy of Empowerment is central to our working practice and subsequently equips young people with the necessary life skills to make informed choices. To do that successfully requires an environment where young people can be who you they are without feeling judged. We believe that we create that place at The Warren.
Creative Work Experience, Lifeskills, Confidence and Teamwork Sessions, Placements, Qualifications,Project Work, Job search and Employment Training,Career Guidance, Signposting Specialists, Interview Skills and more...
Applying for Courses
We offer a range of creative projects and in-house qualifications which sit alongside our advice and guidance sessions. The best way to enrol for these is to arrange a one to one appointment with The Achieve Team so we can skill map and find out what best suits your individual needs.
The primary lever of governance within the Warren is our own internal young persons’ parliament (called ‘The Thing’) which debates, decides and votes on the services provision that young people require and in turn task our staff team to deliver those services. This lever of governance empowers young people to be the primary driving force in securing the services they feel they need.
All of those complex social ills we encounter as an agency have been exacerbated in recent years by the era of austerity – which in turn has had a significantly negative impact on the collective well-being of Hull’s young people. The Warren sees itself as being integral to efforts aimed at reversing that impact.
How to find us
We are based at The Warren Youth Project, 47-49 Queens Dock Avenue. Opposite queens gardens and the BBC building.