Funding (dependent upon our own match funding)
This year we are starting a new programme for 14 to 24-year-olds, which will operate across Hull and Grimsby. With more than 12 years’ experience of successful delivery, our programmes incorporate Restorative Practice methods within a high challenge/high support model that tackles negativity, and adopts clear standards of positive behaviour and active community involvement.
- CatZero works with young people in communities dealing with longstanding deprivation issues and the poverty it produces. The most recent Index of Multiple Deprivation, shows that in Hull there are 61 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in the most deprived 10% in England. In North East Lincolnshire there are 34. This includes the East Marsh ward, ranked as the single most deprived in England for Education, Skills and Learning.
- Issues are known to have worsened significantly since Covid-19 impacted disproportionately on the lives of children and young people in these communities.
- Our programmes offer skills development, providing understanding of the world of work, self-awareness and confidence building, training and qualifications, a unique sailing challenge and progression support to ensure positive outcomes are sustained.
- Our priorities are aligned to the region’s strategic priorities. For example, the Humber Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Community Safety Partnerships’ aim: helping to create self-sustaining and safe communities, delivering in deprived communities to ensure “no one is left behind or written off” (Humber PCC Crime Plan).
- Our programmes maintain a consistent 95% retention rate, among the highest in the UK. They are aligned with national best practice and externally evaluated.
What people are saying…
“Without CatZero’s involvement in my life I cannot say for sure, but it’s likely that I would have developed a bad drugs problem. My CV would never have got updated if it wasn’t for them and I wouldn’t have been continually encouraged to apply for jobs or to volunteer.” Former CatZero participant (now 21)
“The new people I have met and the time I spent at CatZero helped me to shut these [former friends involved in assaults and burglary] people out. I found new people to talk to and I made new friends, shutting the negative out.” CatZero participant with depression & anxiety.
“I cannot commend CatZero enough. So much care, compassion and enthusiasm, great mentors in helping individuals meet their goals in life. This is the backbone that makes such a successful partnership, always willing to go the extra mile to help and support, seeing potential in people and help change lives…always a happy voice at the end of the phone!” Carole Elvin, Head of Training – KFM Recruitment