EPIC Teesside is a social inclusion project that aims to provide activities and services to vulnerable young people and families.
It has recently helped to re-open the community hub at Primrose Hill in Stockton after being closed for nearly 10 years.
During the summer, EPIC ran a successful play scheme from the hub engaging 8-12 year olds. Two young people from another estate supported delivery of the play scheme. The young people were previously involved in anti-social behaviour and were trained as peer mentors to support other young people.
As a result of the summer programme and feedback from the community, EPIC has launched a youth club for 8-14 year olds at the hub.
EPIC has requested funding to buy arts and crafts materials and sports equipment for their youth clubs. The youth clubs’ aims are to provide positive social activities to divert young people from anti-social behaviour and crime.
This request supports the PCC’s objectives of Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer and Securing the Future of Our Communities.