The Point Youth Drop-In is based at the church hall of St Clements Church in Townstal on Friday evenings.
We are available from 7.00pm-9.00pm during term time, entry to The Point is 50p with access to a tuckshop.
With similar activities to Decks at Ivy Lane, The Point is a great space for young people to chill and hang out with friends and at the same time access support from one of the Youth Support Workers. Tim and his team are always working hard to engage with hard to reach young people. This is so important for these young people as they do not or cannot access any other provisions in town, for example, uniformed groups, where these young people feel they would not fit in.
The Point is rather more structured than our other provisions, offering organised games, cooking and targeted youth work. The Point also has a Fix’n’Ride project where young people can bring their bike in for maintenance to stay safe but also to teach them to do it themselves, so teaching them a skill that they can carry into adulthood.
We also focus our work around anti-social behaviour and respecting the community, this is an ongoing piece of work that we feel is very important. We have promoted Youth Genesis at Dartmouth Academy through assemblies, around respect in the community and how it is important to represent yourself in a positive way otherwise it has a ripple effect on others, including the school and community as a whole.
“I feel safe there, we have lots of fun, and it’s a place to spend time with friends”. – Ellie, 14.
“Youth Club gives you more comfort, so being inside instead of being out in the streets feeling cold, you can go in and be warm, and there’s nice staff in there and you can talk to them”. – Jack, 14.
Our Streetbase team are based alongside The Point in Townstal, Dartmouth on Friday evenings.
The Dartmouth Streetbase team is our detached youth work project on the streets of Townstal. It engages young people on their terms, offering support around issues that young people face, providing a listening ear and offer information about services they can access or how they can start their own projects in their community.
If you would like more information on either of these provisions, or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org