Young People’s Centre in Havering launched
The Young People’s Centre in Havering celebrated a relaunch last week. The centre, which has been supporting young people in the borough for nine years, has been redesigned by the young people benefitting from the services on offer.
Shamajul Motin, the centre manager, comments: “Prospects has been supporting young people in the borough for nine years, and working across London for more than 20 years. In that time a lot has changed and we felt it was the right time to revamp our centre. 20 years ago young people didn’t have access to the internet and the only way they could get guidance and information was from a careers centre, their friends and family or their school. Now everyone has a high-powered computer in their pocket and the way we talk to each other has changed. So it was important that when we came to redesign our services we involved the young people we work with every day, so they understand it’s their centre!”
The Havering Centre, delivered by Prospects on behalf of Havering Borough Council, offers young people access the careers, information, advice and guidance services. The service is confidential and impartial, the services provided are individually tailored to meet the needs of each young person.
Young Havering residents have been at the heart of the Prospects Young People’s Centre, advising the team to ensure the service is right for them.
At the launch many of the young people supported by the centre celebrated alongside Councillor Robert Benham Cabinet Member for Children and Learning, Trevor Cook Assistant Director for Education from the London Borough Havering Council and colleagues from Prospects including Director for Employment & Skills, Brenda Cabras, Matt Joyce and Sham Motin.