Over three years (2014-17) SPACE SHOT is providing 11-19 year olds in the Ernesettle area of Plymouth with three professionally-run youth sessions a week, plus a range of expert-led activities, including media, dance, water sports, football and art. Based at the SPACE Centre in the heart of Ernesettle, the project is giving young people the opportunity to engage in positive activities, help them improve their lifestyles and health and involve them in local community events.
Through this work Barefoot hopes
to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour and increase both confidence and
community engagement amongst local young people. The project is also working
closely with local agencies, including Ernesettle Community School, Marine Academy Plymouth , the Ernesettle NHS surgery, St Aidan's Church. The Ernesettle Forum and
other community organisations to develop more opportunities, closely monitor changing needs and identify young people less likely to come
forward and benefit from SPACE SHOT’s offer. Barefoot and its partners
estimate that there are approximately 600 young people aged 11 to 25 living on
the Ernesettle estate in Plymouth.
SPACE SHOT started on 1st April 2014 and has been made possible thanks to a grant from The Big Lottery's Reaching Communities fund. You can find updates on the news pages.