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Beacon Youth Centre appeal is brighter than ever

Beacon Youth Centre appeal is brighter than ever

Two faces well-known to Pendleton Together tenants have received warm praise for helping local young people to give the Beacon Youth Centre a face-lift. Sited on London Street, the community centre provides a wide range of services to young people aged 13 to 19.  

Pendleton Together’s Painting and Decorating Technicians, Mark Napper and Clive Hughes offered their professional expertise as part of a two-week scheme where young people working with National Citizenship Service (NCS) planned, prepared and decorated the Centre.

NCS is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 15-17 year olds, giving young people the opportunity to embark on new challenges whilst building skills for work and life.

Chris Donlin, Area Youth Work Manager at Salford City Council, said their expertise were extremely helpful: “Mark and Clive came in to support the work and they were invaluable. Their professionalism and patience were exceptional.

“The young people had struggled a little but Clive and Mark explained and then demonstrated their painting skills. They were patient and stayed with them until they were comfortable doing what they were doing”.

Encouraging participation, they provided the group with an opportunity to increase their confidence and experience some independence. Chris said that the redecorating revitalised the space: “It is now a safe, warm and welcoming environment for all young people as well as the wider community.”

Beacon Youth Centre is managed by Salford City Council, its close proximity to Pendleton Together means its services are often accessed by our residents. Whilst a number of youth schemes take place here, Beacon Youth Centre also holds the National Careers Service and Achieve, Salford’s drug and alcohol service.  

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