Published: 17th Apr 2012

In the North East and Yorkshire we’re now really starting to see the impact of the Big Lottery-funded Turning the Corner project (TTC), which started in 2010. The project is designed to help young people to build relationships with businesses by creating opportunities for the two groups to work together on environmental improvements that will benefit their community. The six youth workers that head up TTC on behalf of Groundwork have been working hard to engage many young people, businesses and organisations in communities within South Tyneside, Redcar & Cleveland, Durham, Wakefield, Leeds and Dearne Valley for the past two years. Our most recent figures reveal this is really starting to reap dividends. Almost 1,100 10 to 18 year olds have now engaged with TTC. From the creation of art walls to construction work and horticultural activities to the building of mountain bike trails, these projects are not only physically … (To read the full article, subscribe below)