Base 33 provides intensive support to young people aged 13-24 experiencing challenges because of difficult family circumstances, drug/alcohol misuse, homelessness, and involvement in crime/ risky behaviour. The Charity has been working in Witney for over 15 years and has a small team of specialist youth workers with a wide range of skills and experience in engaging vulnerable young people.
Young people experiencing complex issues, most often derived from family breakdown or through addiction to drugs or alcohol, exclusion from or non-attendance at school, unemployment, homelessness or teenage pregnancy make up the majority of our service users. The young people that attend Base 33 often experience multiple and interconnected problems and because of this can be socially, educationally and economically disadvantaged.
The overriding aim of the Charity is to encourage these vulnerable and dis-engaged young people to gain new skills, build self esteem and ultimately develop the confidence and ability to find work or enter education and training and take a full and active part in society.
All our projects and activities are designed to be educational, challenging and fun. We provide a range of activities, courses and recreational opportunities that aim to support local young people to have an improved life.
Health projects – educating young people on safe sexual health & healthy relationships
Music and arts projects – for young people with poor educational attainment
Work experience and help getting back into work, education or training
Base 33 is open 4 days and operates 4 evenings a week. The Charity employs 7 members of staff.