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The Sandwell Youth Bus accompanies detached youth teams in undertaking detached youth work in areas of Sandwell. Detached youth work is a model of youth work practice, targeted at vulnerable & excluded young people that mainstream youth work and other services may not reach.

The Youth Bus is a fantastic tool to get young people engaged with youth workers in areas that may not have any youth provision or areas may be suffering from anti-social behaviour. Youth Workers can then develop programmes and projects with the young people to address their needs / issues.

The Youth Bus has 9 laptops with 4G internet access – young people like these for social networking and games and to catch up with homework or to research for their accreditation courses. There is a full DJ workstation where young people can develop their skills around music mixing and production as well as rapping / MC and singing.  We have recently added a Playstation 4 to the Playstation 3 in a dedicated games room with rocker seats, and there is an XBOX 360 with Kinect so young people can be active whilst having fun. There are also 4 televisions all with Freeview or DVD access and a space for workshops, group discussions and one to one work.

ALL ABOARD THE SANDWELL YOUTH BUS

The Sandwell Youth Bus is a mobile facility for young people providing opportunities to engage in positive activities and a safe space to access information and support. The Youth Bus is a fantastic tool to get young people engaged with youth workers in areas that may not have any youth provision or areas that may be suffering from anti-social behaviour.  Youth Workers can then develop programmes and projects with the young people to address their needs / issues.

playING a key role IN OUR community

The Youth Bus, as you may have seen, also plays a key role at community events providing young people with activities like DJ skills, cap and T-shirt design, access to local training providers like Juniper, Rathbones and Connexions and specialist services like DECCA and Brook amongst many others.  The Youth Bus is now a regular fixture at the Sandwell Community Show and provides the backdrop for young people from Coneygre Arts Centre to display their talents at events around Sandwell.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE BUS?

  • Monday – 6.00pm-7.30pm Brickhouse Estate, Rowley, & 7.30pm-9.00pm Blackheath Town Centre, Rowley.
  • Tuesday – 6.00pm-8.00pm Hurst Road, Smethwick.
  • Wednesday – 5.30pm-7.00pm Tibbington Estate, Tipton, & 7.30pm-9.00pm Beebee Road, Wednesbury.
  • Thursday – 6.00pm-8.00pm Princes End High Street, Tipton.
  • Friday – 4.00pm-6.00pm Brook Road, Oldbury, & 6.30pm-8.30pm Kestevens Road, West Bromwich.
  • Saturday – 2.00pm-4.00pm Bilston Road, Wednesbury.

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