All Young People have an equal right of access to high quality Services that are responsive to their needs, challenge inequalities, recognise diversity and enable them to grow into healthy and resilient adults.
OBJECTIVES & AIMS
The aim of the Charity is to preserve and provide for the Physical and Mental Health of Young People aged 11-25 years by providing advice, information and support, without distinction of sex, sexuality, disability, race or political, religious or other opinions, in a common effort to Advance Education and to provide facilities in the interests of Social Welfare;
Beneficiaries include those living in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Durham and Sunderland.
- To support Young People to achieve a greater understanding of themselves and their relationship to their world, the people, and communities around them, so they can achieve their potential.
- To encourage Young People to have a greater awareness and understanding of their personal resources in order to make healthy lifestyle choices; build their resilience, understand their personal responsibilities, increase their self-worth, reduce risks and make effective decisions.
- To involve Young People in the design and commissioning of Services that meet their needs and to ensure their knowledge and understanding is recognised and used to inform and influence Funders, Commissioners and Policy Makers.
Respect – The needs of Young People are recognised and are at the heart of all Service design and delivery. Young People have the right not to be judged and to feel safe and protected. Young People are respected and their culture, diversity, background and experiences are valued.
Rights – Inequalities, oppression, discrimination and exploitation faced by Young People are challenged and we provide Services within an equal opportunities framework.
Choice – Young People have open access to Services, supported by highly motivated and skilled staff. Prejudice and misconceptions held by Young People about other groups and/or members of society will be challenged constructively to enable them to understand and embrace equality and diversity.
Participation – Young People engage voluntarily and are encouraged to make informed choices based on accurate and clear information.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Streetwise exists to provide free, confidential, non-judgemental information, advice and counselling Services that inspire and empower Young People to make informed choices and enhances their personal, social and emotional development, equipping them with skills for life.