The Brighton Streets project is announced in the Finalists shortlist of the prestigious 'Children & Young People Now Awards 2021' in not one, but two categories - the 'Youth Work Award' and 'Partnership Award'!
Brighton Streets is a citywide, coordinated detached (street-based) youth work programme led by TDC and delivered by TDC, The Hangleton & Knoll Project and Tarner Community Project. The programme is funded by the Brighton & Hove Violence Reduction Partnership and it has aims to reduce youth violence in the city through early, relationship-based interventions with teenagers.
Sue Feighery is TDC's Brighton Streets Project Manager. She said "Being Finalists is some really lovely validation for the incredibly hard work put in by the local partners to meet some really complex needs".
Adam Muirhead is Director of Youth Work at the TDC and supported the establishment of Brighton Streets in 2019.
He commented "This is a reflection not just on those delivering the project but all the incredible people and organisations who have been involved in commissioning it, setting it up, delivering training, making our film, evaluating the project, and being open to working with Youth Work teams in new ways. We can all own this".
More on Brighton Streets
To help explain a little bit more of what we do and why it works, please have a look at our Brighton Streets film, made in Spring 2020:
Brighton Streets was externally evaluated twice in the last year. Read the full evaluation here to find out more and hear the voices of some of our beneficiaries.
There is a clear and plausible causal link between [Brighton Streets] youth workers' support and a reduction in young people’s involvement in negative, risky and potentially violent behaviour
The Centre for Education & Youth, May 2021
The Brighton Streets Projects is considered to be effective and is well regarded by well informed, professional stakeholders
C.Co – June 2021
The Children & Young People Now Awards ceremony will take place on the 25th November (online) where we will find out the results.