We are a newly established (2017) community interest company with charitable visions and values based and delivering across the Tees Valley. A grass roots company with over 20 years experience in delivering quality services for the young people and communities we work with.
We provide 3 main projects that we deliver either from our centre base in Billingham or from our mobile converted bus’s getting to the hearts of communities on their own doorsteps across Tees Valley.
We have two unique youth bus projects where we aim to give young people and communities a safe environment in which to participate in positive activities. Elsie (the double decker youth bus) or Ann-Louise (the single decker) can also be used as a mobile classroom/workshop space for young people/communities. Originally set up as a pop up youth project to tackle anti social behaviour, we quickly realised the flexibility of this mobile provision and now offer a full range of activities from youth sessions, community days and tailored workshops. A safe space for all.
Our Men’s Shed offers a large workshop space, where individuals become members , share skills, get creative, make connections and produce wood crafts as their main focus (We also have a ladies take over day fortnightly) We are also members of the UK Men’s Shed Association.
Tees Valley’s shabby and unloved bikes are being repaired and put back to good use. The cycle project gives communities, the chance to learn new skills, gain a recognised qualification and give something back to their community.
Groups can work for up to ten hours on a voluntary basis repairing old bikes donated by Cleveland Police, recycling parts from other bikes, replaces parts and designing a whole new look.
When the sessions are complete they get to keep the bike or donate it to a good cause.