The first of the new HeadStart Wolverhampton community bases will be officially opened shortly.
A total of four bases are being established, one in each of the key HeadStart Wolverhampton target areas, which will be used to deliver a range of support designed to help improve the emotional wellbeing of 10 to 16-year-olds.
Each base will be home to a multi-agency team comprising a HeadStart Community Development Co-ordinator, a Young Persons Engagement Co-ordinator, a School Support Co-ordinator, a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) link worker and Police Community Support Officer. The team will also conduct outreach work in schools and the local community.
The first base at Low Hill Library on Showell Circus will support HeadStart Wolverhampton’s work in Low Hill, Bushbury South and The Scotlands. The second, at the Bob Jones Community Hub on Bromley Street, will cover the Blakenhall, All Saints, Parkfields and Ettingshall areas.
Further community bases are also being established in the other two key HeadStart Wolverhampton areas, Heath Town, Park Village, Eastfield, Springfield and Old Heath; and Bilston East, and the locations of these will be announced in due course.
HeadStart Summer Showcase at Low Hill Community Centre
The community base for Low Hill, Bushbury South and The Scotlands will be officially opened at 1pm on Friday 1 September during a special HeadStart Summer Showcase taking place at Low Hill Community Centre on Kempthorne Avenue. It will feature dance and music performances from young people who took part in HeadStart summer activities in the local area.
Family Open Day at Bob Jones Community Hub