Projects

1-2-1 and small group mentoring

Our 1-2-1 and small group mentoring service is targeted work with children and young people that are struggling with issues that affect their everyday life. This could be relationships, schooling, family breakdown to mention a few. Our experienced team will journey through solution-based activities to aim to improve the future prospects of the young person and help them achieve their full potential into adulthood.

This service is referral based with referrals coming from local schools, Surrey Camhs, police, and direct referrals. Please contact us if you are seeking support for a young person aged 5-18.

Open access youth and Children’s provision

Our open access provision looks to provide a safe place for children and young people to meet and enjoy activities together. Through this our team of qualified youth and children’s workers are on hand to offer guidance and support when identified with the young people. With voluntary engagement being at the centre of this service a more natural way of supporting the needs of the children and young people in the community can be achieved. Belong currently run two open access nights at the Malthouse Youth centre and are currently identifying further open access opportunities in the Dorking area.

Youth Gym

The youth gym is a weekly session run at the Chart Downs Social club. The aim of the gym is to address and tackle the growing amount of childhood obesity and lack of exercise as a whole in young people’s lives. The gym gives young people aged 10+ free access to modern equipment and trained gym instructors, that will encourage them to reassess their health and wellbeing and enable them to reach adulthood with a positive body image and healthier lifestyle. All the facilities and training are free thanks to the support of Local People Dorking and Active Surrey.

Transition work

Belong delivers a yearly transition program that looks to support the transition from primary to secondary school for children who may find the process difficult. Starting 6 weeks before leaving primary school a program of relationship building and expectation management is delivered so that the children feel confident about the move. Once attending secondary school our team offer a weekly group support to overcome issues that may arise and become barriers to their success in their secondary education.

Summer provision

During summer, Belong run a full schedule of activities and trips. This gives young people lots to get involved with over the long summer and keeps them with involved with positive activities. Our summer schedule includes sports activities on the local recreation ground, and a series of weekly trips to attractions which have included the Jolly Johns play farm, beach, air-hop and activity centres.