Didcot TRAIN Youth Project

COVID-19 Update

TRAIN’s Trustees are taking the coronavirus outbreak very seriously. Intending to maintain delivery as much as possible, we must also abide by our duty of care to our employees and the young people TRAIN supports.
 
Considering the updated government guidelines, the decision has been made to pause all face to face delivery for the time being. All provision is instead being run virtually, including former group sessions and also with added new opportunities. This will ensure staff can continue to reach out to young people and vice versa in this unsettling time for them.

We recommend advising all young people who would like to get involved in any of our activities to add our youth workers' professional accounts on Facebook and Instagram: Justina TRAIN, Charlotte TRAIN and Harry TRAIN who run all of the various provisions.  An example timetable can be found below but this will be updated weekly and posted through our @DidcotTRAIN Facebook page.

Instead of our detached youth work we are offering ‘Virtual Hangouts’ and check-ins to give young people the opportunitity to contact staff if they would like 1:1 chats or to join in with positive group conversations with peers. Example activites we have then been continuing to offer through digital sessions include:

  • Participation activities
  • Quizzes
  • Interactive games
  • Virtual Arts and Crafts
  • Tutorials
  • Guided mindfulness and relaxation
  • Facebook and Instagram lives and much more 

We also have spaces available for FREE 1:1 Virtual Mentoring sessions for 11-18 year olds living in Didcot, Harwell or attending a Didcot school. These comprise of 1 hour weekly sessions over a 6 week period per young person. Please click here for further information on how to make a referral. 

We will also be continuing to post weekly updates and our monthly newsletter through our News page to keep you updated on how things are going and the opportunities we have available. If you would like to receive email notifications for these please do get in touch to be added to our mailing list! 

Explore More 2020 has also been postponed due to the travel restrictions in place and insurance implications. TRAIN will seek to schedule alternative dates once circumstances change.

The Trustees are continuing to follow government advice as well as listening to other youth charities in Oxfordshire, actively seeking to minimise risk for each aspect of delivery. In the meantime, please do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions at all in regards to any of the above by: emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., calling 07305042427 or messaging us through Facebook @DidcotTRAIN. 
 
We do hope you are all keeping well through these difficult circumstances and encourage you to please spread the word to support us in reaching out to as many young people as we can in the area. Take care.