Youth and Leisure Services

The Tower Projects Youth and Leisure Service provide an evening service for young people with learning and/or physical disabilities between the ages of 13 – 25 years; who live in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Young people are invited to come together to share in an experience of exchanging thoughts and idea’s through discussions and debates, informal education, social events, celebration’s and to meet with a group of like-minded young people who are creative, innovative and smart.

The transition into adolescence and adulthood can face many obstacles but by encouraging and providing an arena for social development and self-esteem we can empower our young people to be heard and seen in our shared society.

Events

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Our groups choose their own programme of events they would like to participate in; we meet weekly to carry out the activity leaving room for alteration or change in the schedule due to unforeseen circumstances. The groups also hold their own forums where their voice is heard and issues arising can be put forward to the management committee.

Young people take part in a range of activities both on and off site. On site activities include arts and crafts, educational games which enhance the young people’s numeric and literacy skills, basic computer skills, lifelong learning and social skills that promote confidence and self-esteem, debates and discussions with professional’s i.e. local police, fire people and the medical field. Alongside these structured sessions we also provide activities of snooker, sports, keep fit, cooking and team/quiz games.

The members have participated in an AQA Bronze Award accredited course in the art’s and received their certification with flying colours. We have also achieved recorded outcomes in dance, music and drama; we are planning our next accreditation shortly.

The adult group engage in a more social aspect of leisure where they can come together and discuss one other’s ideas, points of view and opinions, while enjoying each other’s company within a gathering of like-minded peers. An array of activities are discussed with the group and provided this includes, quiz’s, disco’s, meals out, jewellery making, art and craft and cooking along with various other stimulating activities.

This group meets once a week on a Friday, term time only.

The Children’s Autistic group engage in swimming on a regular basis and also centre based activities of sensory/tranquillity sessions, cooking and sound/music.

This group meets once a week on a Wednesday, term time only.

Activities

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Our members take part in a range of activities both on and off site. On site activities include arts and crafts, educational games which enhance the young people’s numeric and literacy skills, basic computer skills, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education in an informal way), disco’s, debates and talks with professional’s and emergency services.

Off site activities involve inclusive informal education with other mainstream youth provisions when possible, bowling, sports in the park, local trips, eating out and many more activities that encourage socialising within the community.

We follow the youth work curriculum and provide activities for our young people to gain recorded outcomes, AQA and other achievement certificates.

Youth Group Times

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Day:    Monday Youth group
Time:    5:30pm to 10:30pm
Age Range:    13 to 15 years

Day:    Tuesday Youth group
Time:    5:30pm to 10:30pm
Age Range:    16 to 18 years

Day:    Wednesday Young people with Autism
Time:    5:30pm to 10:00pm
Age Range:    12 to 18 years

Day:    Thursday Youth group
Time:    5:30pm to 10:00pm
Age Range:    19 to 25 years
The core activity times are 7pm to 9pm.

Day:    Friday Adult group
Time:    5:30pm to 10:30pm
Age Range:    19 to 25 years
The core activity times are 7pm to 9pm.

Members will be collected from home between 5.30pm and 7pm.
Members will be delivered home between the hours of 9pm and 10.20pm.