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Funding boost for Streetz youth initiative

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Beyond Housing has donated £500 to Streetz to support the vital work the organisation does with young people in Redcar and Cleveland.

Formed on 1 October 2018, Beyond Housing is marking its first birthday by donating £500 to ten charities and community groups across the footprint it operates in, spanning from Redcar and Cleveland to Scarborough.

Streetz youth workers travel around Redcar and Cleveland communities, seeking opportunities to engage with local young people and build a positive rapport with them.

The group targets areas where anti-social behaviour is an issue, building relationships with those involved while offering advice and alternative pursuits which are aimed at keeping youngsters positively engaged in their communities.
Their van is fitted with video games and other activities to help engage with and entertain the young people.

Lee Waters, Neighbourhood Youth Officer, said: “Many thanks to Beyond Housing for this generous donation. This extra money will help us continue to make a difference to the lives of young people in our community and will also allow us to expand the list of activities that we can provide during holiday periods.”

Tracy O’Neill, Executive Director of Customers and Communities at Beyond Housing, said: “Beyond Housing is fully committed to providing quality homes in places where people can live happily within safe, thriving communities. Streetz are working hard to offer life improving choices to the young people in their area and are subsequently playing an active role in the positive future of their community. We are pleased to have this opportunity to help them continue their great work.”

Pic caption: Kim Gallagher, Beyond Housing Tenants’ Panel Chairman (2nd left) accompanied by Beyond Housing Customer Experience Insight Business Partner Russell Bateman (back, right) and Community Connector Natalie Connelly (right) presents a cheque for £500 to Neighbourhood Youth Officer Lee Waters (front, 2nd right) and other Streetz members.