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CatZero Programmes

Programme structure

Presentation and Introductory event - team building activities where the young people are supported to challenge themselves and meet other members of their team.

Delivery programme -  delivered by CatZero staff along with partner organisations - fostering independence, trust, confidence and sustainability in an alternative learning environment conductive to young people’s needs.  As an integral part of the programme the young people can gain up to seven qualifications.

Residential experience - water based sailing challenge aboard a 72ft Challenge yacht.  While on board, the Young People crew the boat with the assistance of a qualified crew on a four hour on, four hour off watch system for the full duration of the trip.  Elements involved include preparation and cooking of meals, cleaning, helming the vessel, navigation, engineering, all alongside local business volunteers and mentors.  Carrying out such a watch system becomes very disorientating, particularly through the night which pushes all crew members beyond their comfort zone enabling them to feel a sense of achievement and self-belief.

Move on - professional support and guidance, allowing young people to take the lead when making decisions about their future path.  The challenges facing young people include finding work, moving away, accessing services, finding new friends etc.  Making plans, solving problems, organising life and feeling competent and in control are vital ingredients to a successful adult life. These skills are generally developed by young people over an extended period, one challenge at a time with the support of our staff.

All new projects build on the outstanding success achieved through the nationally recognised award winning Wilberforce Youth Development Programme.

“I just wanted to say how great the group was today. All were really engaged, focused and open to help and advice. They are a credit to CatZero and each should be really proud of themselves as they have now topped my favourite group list!” (Laura Fermandell, Sewell Group, After a visit by young people to the Sewells Skills Centre)

The Programme Foundation

One to one reviews - An integral element of our programmes is regular One to One reviews between the young people and the delivery officers. These provide an opportunity for any underlying issues to be highlighted and offer the young person the right support to deal with them.

Mentoring - Our staff work alongside the young people to develop a relationship based on trust which facilitates open discussions around underlying issues.  We also encourage local volunteers to act as mentors for the young people; these mentors often come from local businesses.

Partnerships - CatZero work alongside local business, local education and training providers and local statutory services.  The relationships built have enabled the young people to network with potential employers, visit potential employment or educational destinations and access local services.


2018 Programmes

North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire

We have the Full Families programme running in Grimsby all year in partnership with CPO media

We have the Greenport Hull programme runing in Grimsby srarting in January for people aged 18 and over

Hull & The East Riding of Yorkshire

We have a Greenport Hull programme conitnuing in Goole from January running through to March 2018

We have the Greenport Hull programme running in Hull, starting in January for people aged 18 and over

We have another Greenport Hull running in the East Riding commencing in February for people aged 18 and over

We then have a programme for NEET young people aged 16-24 in Hull and the surrounding area, starting in April 2018

We have a programme for the long term unemployed aged up to 28 n Hull and the surrounding area starting in May

Supporting the Ex Military

CatZero have received funding to support ex military personnel into work. If you have served in the Army or Army Reserves or been in the Royal Airforce, we have specific funding to help support you.

Call 01482 333303 or 333305 if you are interested in a CatZero programme during 2018 or email