Working together is central to creating effective support and opportunities for children and young people. In the communities in which we work, we collaborate with other organisations to share good practice and develop activities and ideas.
Partnerships include the Walker Workers, the Byker Children and Young People’s Partnership and the Neighbourhood Youth Projects. In Summer 2021 we started working with partners in Hartlepool (see our blog) to support their development of street workshops.
A community-led approach
Having seen Kids Kabin's street workshops, we worked with parents and residents in Byker, Newcastle to help them start a series of themed activity days for young people in their neighbourhood, with support from the local housing trust, families and businesses.
Local schools work with Kids Kabin to bring the curriculum alive, with cookery, pottery, woodwork, arts and crafts to encourage new ways of thinking about topics as diverse as World War I, Ancient Egypt and the Elizabethans.
Kids Kabin finds creative and practical solutions to the needs of each school – whether training children to maintain nursery tricycles or building bird feeders or boxes for their nature garden.