How does Street Talk work?
We make contact with young people on their turf, giving
them information on healthy lifestyle choices, and encourage
them to explore issues. We operate the C Card scheme and
provide condoms as appropriate, often working in areas
where young people are unable to access mainstream
What is different about us?
We work in the evenings, out on the streets, in parks,
around youth groups, just places where young people
congregate. We use detached youth work skills to engage
the young people. We engage with far more males than
What areas do we cover?
Broughton, Hibaldstow, Scawby, Crowle, Burringham, Keadby, Gunness, Barrow, Barnetby, New Holland, Goxhill, Winteringham, Barton, Burton. Parks and youth centres in Scunthorpe Anywhere that young people need us!
Team Promote Services
We recognise that young peoples needs are as individual as the young people themselves, giving them information to help them to choose the best services for them.We encourage them to use CHOICES, and promote mainstream services as the preferred option.
The team work really hard to make a difference for young
people particularly in the rural areas. Young men are
comfortable accessing the team, so this should help to
ensure that STREET TALK has a future.
Issues that the team have advised young people about
- Alcohol, and its effects
- Future career plans
- Education and jobs.
- Drugs, particularly cannabis
- Help with stopping smoking
- How to influence Community issues
- e.g lack of transport, leisure activities,
- antisocial behaviour
- Self esteem
- Exam stress