Getin2it for young people

Getin2it for young people is a continuation of the Home office’s initiative called Positive Futures, which was established in Lichfield District in 2005 and ended in 2011.

Lichfield District Council’s Sports Development team has secured yearly funding to continue the work of the project. It was initially a community based project in Burntwood, but since 2015 it has expanded to cover Lichfield.

The project delivers positive activities and youth work for young people aged from 9 to 25 years. These activities not only act as a diversionary tool to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime, but also helps to support a healthier lifestyle and promote physical activity.

The project works to promote community cohesion and aims to break down barriers between young people and community members, as well as getting more young people involved in supporting community events.

Getin2it for young people delivers activities that are open to all young people aged from 9 to 25 years in Burntwood and Lichfield. We also take individual case referrals from local partners, such as social services, the police and Staffordshire Youth and Community Services. We also accept self-referrals.

Young people can get involved in activities, such as trampolining, streetcheer, boxing and freestyle gymnastics. They may also get the chance to work towards coaching qualifications and accreditation, including Sports Leaders Awards as well as StreetGames Activator Courses through our volunteering programme.

The project has five main outcomes:

  • To receive appropriate referrals of young people who are engaging in, or on the fringes of, anti-social behaviour.
  • Young people already engaged in, or on the fringes of, anti-social behaviour become engaged in positive alternative activities.
  • Participants maintain active participation in physical activity once engaged.
  • The project secures the involvement of young people from the wards with the highest levels of anti-social behaviour (Chasetown, Summerfield and Boney Hay).
  • Seventy young people a year have increased levels of participation in sport and physical activity.