We founded Fleet Phoenix in 2011 as a response to youth services being cut both locally and nationally. The team is a group of dedicated youth workers who are committed to ensuring the continuation of valuable and much needed services for young people.
Although some would class the charity as still being in its infancy the skills, experience and qualifications that we, as a team, bring are not. We have a combined youth work background well in excess of 60 years, including over 15 years of management experience and all of us have a wealth, breadth and variety of professional qualifications.
We also have an abundance of issue based qualifications and experience up to Level 3, covering all of the issues that are pertinent to young people's lives. All of the sessions that we deliver are in response to identified needs of young people, the community and the charity's partners.
Our work plan is responsive to cultural and social progression and diversity; it offers a flexible and creative response to our needs. Our work offers longevity, cost effectiveness and value for money. We are proactive in our approach which enables early intervention. This is a benefit to those we work with, preventing them from reaching crisis point, and additionally this benefits the community in general, our partnering agencies and reduces future costs to crisis services.
Our work has the potential to improve the lives and wellbeing of those we work with and in turn has a positive impact on the community.
We offer a young person friendly approach to our contact, offering them a safe, warm and welcoming environment where they will not be judged but will leave having learnt something, or having been supported in some way. Our approach can be either informal or formal, depending on circumstances. We will support, mentor and advocate for young people, especially those in the community who are struggling or vulnerable.
We bring with us a fun-loving, creative, innovative, dynamic and professional approach with our work. Our combined experiences, training with Hampshire County Council and qualifications leave us confident and compliant with good practice in terms of safeguarding, HR related issues, Health and Safety policies and other procedures that we are all well versed with.
The Fleet Phoenix team is backed by a Board of Trustees who themselves bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences to underpin the organisation's work, professionalism and philosophy. The trustees are a charismatic and dynamic group who will support and challenge the team to ensure that we fulfil our aims and objective, are compliant with legislation and are transparent with our approach.
As an organisation we look forward to the opportunity to work closely with all the supporting agencies, referring young people effectively and making a difference in our community.
Fleet Phoenix co-ordinate a variety of youth projects to young people in Hart aged from 11-25 years. We deliver music projects, youth clubs and mentoring projects, in addition to community outreach and detached work in both urban and rural areas of the district.
Fleet Phoenix is a registered charity (1144057) and a constituted not-for-profit youth and community organisation.
Fleet Phoenix is regulated by the Charity Commission of England and Wales and details of our organisation can be found at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/