Call us on 01983 300128
Call us on 01983 300128
Supporting young people in and around the town to achieve their potential and have fun
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Who We Are
Network Ryde is Ryde Town Council’s award-winning youth service. We offer support, advice and guidance to all young people along with supplying a safe space at our youth centre in Ryde.
Network Ryde offer a variety of different sessions within our timetable with room for adaption and flexibility based on the needs
and wants of the young people.
You will be asked to fill out a registration form which you can either do when visiting Network Ryde or you can download to fill out at home and bring in.
We have a team of youth workers who are here to support you and we look forward to welcoming you to Network Ryde.
WHY WE’RE HERE
What We Provide
Safe and Confidential Space
A safe, confidential space for young people to spend time with their friends or meet new people.
Xbox, Wii, iPads, PCs, book, arts & crafts and board games.
Advice and Guidance
Youth Workers to provide advice, guidance and support to you no matter what is going on for you.
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Network Ryde currently offer the Bronze & Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as we are an open award centre. Network Ryde recognise that the cost of participating on the Award could be a barrier so we pay the enrolment fees so all young people are able to take part should they wish to.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a great way to learn life skills along with creating fun and exciting memories with your friends.
One of our young people who completed their Bronze and is now halfway through their Silver said: ‘DofE was an amazing experience that helped me bond with new people and helped improve my confidence massively.’
WHO WE ARE
Meet the Team
‘Hi! my name is Bex and I am the Youth Work Manager at Network Ryde. I have been in post since April 2020.
‘Hello, I’m Jo, the Deputy Youth Work Manager – I’ve been a Youth Worker for over 5 years and started working at Network Ryde in March 2019.’
‘Hi, my name is Phil, I joined the Network Ryde team back in January 2018 I am also the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award lead at Network Ryde.’
‘Hi, I’m Kaiya, and I’ve joined the Network Ryde Team as a Youth Support Worker, through the DWP’s Kickstart Scheme’
‘Hello, I’m Liam – I joined the team in May 2021, and predominantly offer support in the wellbeing sessions
‘Hi, I’m Briony – Following a 6-month DWP Kickstart Scheme placement, I formally joined the team in June 2022
HOW WE HELP
A weekly group session with specific young people who may be struggling. These groups are changed every term to ensure we can reach and support as many young people as possible. Referrals can be made to us by anyone for this group.
We offer 1to1 support to young people who could benefit from them (we are not a counselling service, but can offer helpful support & advice and referrals to other agencies).
Ask the Experts
A monthly evening session with an expert to talk about their service and what their offer is. We supply pizza and the young people get a chance to ask questions. Please contact Maiya if you wish to be an expert at one of our sessions).