SW!TCH Communities

An exciting new project on the Academy Central estate in Barking & Dagenham fostering a new sense of togetherness, empowering residents to create a community they can be proud of:

  • Training and supporting Academy Central residents to become community mentors to young residents, building a sense of neighbourliness and connectivity between different groups and generations living on Academy Central
  • Developing an outreach team for the estate, engaging at-risk young people, providing mentoring and working with local providers to develop access programmes into nearby positive activities and opportunities

Our youth workers have recently started running positive activities for the young people on the estate:

  • Boxing session – every Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:00pm; meet on the green in Scholars Way.
  • Football session – every Friday, 5:00pm-7:00pm; meet on the green in Scholars Way.