PDT is totally committed to children and young people who are the future of our community. Despite huge cuts to our funding over the past year, PDT will be delivering Youth Work from the Stowe Centre through our own youth club from May 2017 one evening a week for young people aged 13-19. We also support other activities for children and young people which operate from the Stowe including Fliss’s Fame Academy which runs twice a week for 5 -13 year olds providing a full after-school programme of dance, drama and singing. Our community champions deliver a number of projects designed to encourage children’s healthy development and our maternity champions support new mums and mums to be.
Our support for women and families is best expressed by Step Up 2 Fitness, a social enterprise offering exercise and keep fit clubs exclusively for women. Situated at Stowe the demand for the club has tripled since start-up.
Young People are citizens and throughout its 15 year history, PDT has worked closely with a wide range of partners to improve youth futures in North Westminster.
The Stowe Centre provides or works with a wide range of after school and holiday activities and programmes for young people aged 5-19.
For more information about Children or Youth Programmes at Stowe or in the local area call Jackie Rosenberg on 020 3214 3300 or her.
Fliss’s Fame Academy @ The Stowe Club Paddington
We continue this tradition in our work with the new Young Westminster Foundation, whose role will be to find new sources of revenue to replace the loss of council funding. The new Foundation will be based in PDT’s offices at Great Western Studios, and PDT will do all it can to ensure that the Foundation is able to find funding to support all young people services in Westminster.
The Stowe Centre itself, continues to co-locate with North Westminster Children’s Services with whom we continue to work very closely and we now also house the very successful PDT Employment Service and The London Apprenticeship Company.
Other services offered by partners from the Stowe include smoking cessation, fitness, weight loss and alcohol support as well as our own Diabetes Champions Programme and the Westbourne Community Champions Programme.
The Stowe Centre continues to provided fantastic community facilities to local groups and residents at affordable rates including our large community hall and kitchen which continues to be booked nearly every week-end.