Door 84 is a registered charity, based in the Groves area of Guildhall, Ward, york. Established in 1969 as a youth centre, we have built an excellent track record of developing and supporting a range of projects in the local community. In recent years progressing into a Youth & Community Centre and also home to 9 other organisations that run from our premises including a Nursery and SNAPPY. We run 7x Youth Sessions/Projects (8-25years), 2x Community Sparks sessions for adults with disabilities, running 3 large Community Event per year sometimes seeing over 300 attendees and we aspire to start a Community Café within the year. Although not a public space, we do engage widely with children, families and community members from the area and beyond. Having a nursery onsite means we work from birth, meaning all ages are involved. We worked with 308 Young People in 2019/20 and over 50 Community Sparks members. During the pandemic, we have supported through the Community Food Stall Project at its peak supporting 608 individuals in one week! So, we feel very connected within the community. The Groves area, primarily doesn’t have many properties with gardens, many with just yards or in flats so non outdoor area so a project like this would be much welcomed.
Founded more than 50 years ago, Door 84 is a registered charity and one of the leading providers of services to Children, Young people and the community in York. Our Vision is to empower our service users to achieve their potential and lead happy, safe and fulfilled lives.
We provide an innovative, welcoming and stimulating environment that offers children, young people and the community a wide range of social and developmental opportunities that are supportive, challenging and fun. It is our Mission to be a sustainable physical and community hub, creating bridges between young people, families, parents and carers, and providing opportunities and spaces for the community to come together.
Our five core values underpin everything we do:
Creating, enabling and delivering a wide range of opportunities for children, young people and community members to develop, aspire, grow and succeed.
Encouraging all aspects of individual and group development; physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative.
Treating, respecting and celebrating all people as individuals, creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment that promotes understanding.
Putting safety at the heart of what we do, enabling the very best opportunities and experiences for all.
Creating an environment where children and young people, the community, staff and volunteers can enjoy life.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Play area, Play activities, Holiday activities, Wildlife area
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, October 1, 2021 - 17:00
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Friday, October 8, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, October 22, 2021 - 17:00
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