Centrepoint Street Football Barnsley Launches!

Reds in the Community are proud to continue supporting homeless people in the Barnsley community through our ongoing partnership with Centrepoint.

Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, works with partners to support more than 15,000 homeless young people each year. Centepoint help vulnerable young people by giving them the practical and emotional support they need to find a job and live independently.

They aim to give homeless young people a future and end youth homelessness.

Reds in the Community have been working closely with Centrepoint since January 2019.

Now, the Charity can officially confirm the start of a new rolling six-week programme which will be based at Oakwell.

Running from 2-4 every Tuesday, the initiative incorporates a mix of physical activity and practical workshops across a range of different topics including communication and life skills.

This week was the first of the fixed block of six sessions, with plans to continue with future cohorts of participants in the New Year and beyond.

Women & Girls Development Officer Lynn Goodman is the Reds in the Community lead on the programme and said: “It’s great that we can continue to grow and strengthen our relationship with Centrepoint through this new project. The programme aims to give the participants key life skills. Across our diverse work, we seek to give opportunities for everyone and this is just another programme that champions that vision.”

Sarah Faulkner, Centrepoint Engagement Officer, said: “Centrepoint Engagement aim to work with young people, providing opportunities for them to learn core life skills such as communication, confidence and teamwork through sessions such as the Barnsley Street Football. We have launched for the first time a six week structured programme which will finish with a celebration event playing against a Bradford Street Football team here at Barnsley.”