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Chair Foreword 2017 – 2018   

This past year for Consett Churches Detached Youth Project has been one of goodbyes and new beginnings.



In the last year, Arthur Willis, who was one of our level three youth workers died, after undergoing an extended period of treatment for cancer.  Arthur is missed by the young people with whom he worked and his colleagues within the project.  We remember him with fondness and affection.


Our other level three youth worker was also on sick leave at the time of our last AGM and unfortunately was unable to return back to his post with us.  He had a tangible enthusiasm for youth work and we are saddened our young people will not now be able to benefit from his input.


New Beginnings:

I am delighted to let everyone know that Diane Wordsworth, who has been an integral part of CCDYP for many years as a support worker has completed her Level Three in Youth Work.  This means Diane is now a fully qualified youth worker and she now heads up a team of her own.


I would also like to express our sincere thanks to Mari Barton who stepped out of retirement and into the project when we were without any qualified youth workers (and finding it very difficult to recruit).  Mari has brought a breath of life into our youth work focus and practice, being instrumental in setting up the LGBT+ drop in for the young people and the cross-cultural group at the Polish Centre.  Her skill set, straight talking and get on with it attitude have enabled us to be in such good shape now.  Thank you to Maz.


I would also like to warmly welcome to Lynn Walton, who is joining our Project at the beginning of August for 16 hours a week, following Maz’s second retirement.  Lynn is such an asset to our project, bringing a wealth of skills and expertise brought out of many years detached youth work.  Lynn is already running an Art Therapy support session and a gardening group.  We welcome Lynn on board.


Also I would like to acknowledge the volunteers and support staff, whom have worked with us over the past year. In particular Liam, who has been working alongside Maz, Kerry and working with Diane.  No detached work would be able to take place without these guys and their commitment.


We welcome another two members of support staff, Megan and Lucy, who were successful recently at interview.  They will be working the Lynn. It is fantastic to have two young people with youth work skills working with us and we hope that they will be able to grow themselves as well as the project during their time with us.



None of these new beginnings would have been possible without two key people, Jackie Forbes our Project Manager and Owen Temple our Treasurer.  Without their tenacity, determination and belief we certainly would have been at the point of considering endings rather that new beginnings.  This time last year the life blood of the project was very thin, these two kept the project alive and with the support of the Trustees, here we are in a great position to go even further in supporting the young people in the community.



The external environment is hard.  Youth work provision decimated right across the County of Durham, the funding picture is challenging to say the least however we remain committed, lively and engaged in the pursuit of the highest quality detached youth work.  We value every word of support and every penny of resource.  We continue to look forward based on the evidence that we can, and do make a positive difference in the lives of the young people we meet.


Professor R D Plant – Chair of Trustees


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