AXIS YOUTH HUB
Axis Youth Hub is the result of a successful, 'Help Through Crisis' bid put forward by Wyre Forest Nightstop and Mediation in partnership with Kidderminster & District Youth Trust, (KDYT), North Worcestershire Basement Project and Our Way Self Advocacy to the Big Lottery Fund.
Axis delivers a centralised youth hub that will provide holistic support to young people (age 13 - 25) in crisis, by providing a one-stop-shop for young people to access a range of support available at one point. Evidence gathered by the organisations that form Axis show that many young people who approach for help often have multiple issues and these are:
- homelessness or threat of homelessness
- breakdown of family relationships
- mental health
- substance and alcohol misuse
- sexual health
- problems accessing education and employment
In a lot of cases, young people in crisis in North Worcestershire have to access support through a range of agencies and at multiple locations.
Due to a lack of confidence, barriers to get to services, and the fact that they also face multiple assessments to obtain services, means that many young people do not access services when they need to.
Therefore the Axis Youth Hub brings a wide range of statutory, voluntary and private organisations together to provide the multi-agency support in one location, based at the Kidderminster Youth Centre.
The centre is a well established location for youth services and is located in Kidderminster Town Centre, within close proximity of key services such as the Hub, Job Centre, St Basils, colleges and schools.
It is also easily accessible by public transport.