Walden Youth Outreach Project
Saffron Walden Youth Outreach Project that administers the Goldie Youth Group
is a registered charity and has been working with young people in the town since
it was founded in 1995. One of the charity's main aims has always been to provide
not just facilities, but also trained youth workers who can make a huge and very
positive difference to the way young people feel about themselves and the world
run two successful youth clubs in the town, have an outreach service and a counselling
service for young people.
this area of Essex, there has been a severe reduction in local authority youth
services and we are finding it increasingly difficult to find funding for our
work. We employ two qualified youth social workers and their work with the young
people in the town, both at the two youth clubs we run and in the outreach work
they carry out, are valued both by our users and the local community.
Open Door Counselling Service is one of the very few services in Northwest Essex
to provide a safe and confidential place for young people between the ages of
13 and 27 to talk about their problems with trained and specialised counsellors,
who all provide their services on a voluntary basis. We currently have six trained
counsellors - all members of the British Counselling Association - each with their
own client base.
£1,000 grant from the Charles S French Charitable Trust has helped to secure
our future so that we can continue to provide this service that is unique in this
part of Essex.
Open Door, The Croft, Audley
Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3HD