Job description: Senior Outreach Worker at New Horizon Youth Centre
Areas of interest: Housing and homelessness – services for women with complex needs, Domestic abuse, Families and children – including relationships, Substance use, Women involved in the criminal justice system, Mental health and wellbeing, Childhood trauma – including being in care or childhood abuse, Employment and skills, Improving support for women involved in prostitution
Peter Middleton's Recent Activity
"The New Horizon Youth Centre Women’s Open Space Programme works on the streets of Camden and Islington with rough sleepers under the age of 25, women, of all ages, in the sex industry and other vulnerable women affected by substance misuse along with people with multiple needs. The programme works to reduce risk taking behaviour, increase awareness of personal safety and empower female sex worker to break the cycle of sex, drugs and violence. They were presented with the Home Office-Tackling Drugs Changing Lives Award in 2009 for their work helping vulnerable women.
They provide a resettlement drop-in at Holloway prison and escorts young people and women to appropriate services, run a Youth and Street Sex Workers Project based in Chalton Street, assist young people with housing needs and run a series of life skills programmes. They give sexual health, mental health and general health advice. They offer a twice weekly drop-in service where they run, for example, a peer education programme aimed at educating and informing the women on drugs and dangers of sex work. They witness the immediate and long term impact of their work with these vulnerable women.
The New Horizon Youth Centre also runs a Women’s Group.
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