Didcot TRAIN Youth Project



We run a variety of different projects with young people in Didcot. These projects and activities are successful because the young people we work with want them.

One of TRAIN's core projects is detached youth work. Detached youth work is where our youth workers, with volunteers, go out and about, meeting young people where they are and engaging with them on their terms.

TRAIN delivers mentoring schemes that are tailored to support young people within the Didcot area aged 11 – 18 who are in need of weekly support, for a set period of time. Our programme empowers young people to make better life choices, promotes better self-esteem and encourages them to reach their full potential. The young people are referred to TRAIN by a number of different agencies, including local schools, social servicies and/or other local partners. 

TRAIN has for a number of years delivered a weekly football project that seeks to give young people the opportunity to do something constructive in their spare time whilst also promoting a healthy lifestyle. The young people learn teamwork skills and how to manage potential conflict, in a safe, fun and positive environment.

We run positive activities in Didcot and trips further afield for young people, which are targeted at those who we have been working with on the streets and in the schools. These young people will be vulnerable in their leisure time and these activities are aimed at reducing the risk for them.