Contact: Alan Woolford
Telephone Number: 020 8937 3664
E Mail Address: Alan.Woolford@brent.gov.uk
Address: The Roundwood Youth Centre, 49 Longstone Avenue, Harlesden, London, NW10 3UN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Roundwood Youthcentre
The Roundwood Youth Centre
The Roundwood Centre, which is located in one of the most disadvantaged areas in England, is much more than a traditional youth club.
Regular activities at Roundwood, available to all young people in the local community, include music and arts and crafts related services, radio skills workshops, and sporting activities (e.g. badminton, cheerleading, table tennis, basketball, taekwondo and football.) Young people can also access a range of nationally recognised awards at Roundwood including AQA qualifications, first aid and sports awards and Duke of Edinburgh Award programmes.
Building young people’s skills and improving their employability is a key aim of Roundwood Young people needing information, advice and guidance on careers and other issues can speak with a personal adviser through Brent Connexions. Work experience and apprenticeship opportunities are also available through the centre.
Other services include a weekly “Girls’ Empowerment Group” (which gives girls/young women access to a programme they can call their own in a safe place) and the “Right Track” programme which provides week day/term-time support to young people who have been excluded from school. Specialist workers are available to support young people with special needs/learning disadvantages and difficulties. Revo Seccus, a not-for-profit company based at Roundwood, deliver enterprise programmes for young people and incubate start–up businesses.