Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Can't Cook! Won't Cook

Service users at Age Uk are enjoying the pleasures of cookies scones and cup cakes baked by young people from the Youth Offending team

Monday, 12 December 2011

Reparation gets Festive

Young people attending reparation at the National Trust have been helping to decorate their Information Centre with their hand made wreaths!

Ho Ho HO

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Harvey Nic's - Eat Your Heart Out!

The best dressed windows in West Yorkshire

The window dressing service was supplied courtesy of a young person who was attending reparation at the Oxfam store in Mirfield.

National Trust Outdoor Nation

What springs to mind when you think of the National Trust? Lush green parklands? Idyllic settings for ramblers? A cup of tea or two? You wouldn’t necessarily think of young offenders . . .would you?

The National Trust Outdoor Nation project recently visisted marsden Moor and spoke to some of those involved in an ongoing partnership with Kirklees Youth Offending Team….

click here.....   Outdoor Nation

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Off The Rails!!!


Working closely with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing and local residents, young people from the Youth Offending Team have completely revamped a large quantity of metail handrails in the Batley Carr area.

Over a period of months they have attended and after rubbing down the surfaces with sandpaper have applied gloss paint to leave them looking as good as new.

Made at the Youth Justice Centre


Kirklees Youth Justice Centre runs fortnightly on Saturday mornings in the centre of Dewsbury. Young people who have been directed to come here get involved in a wide variety of sessions from classroom based “victim awareness” to practical, hands on tasks such as woodworking and baking.
Amongst some of the things produced recently have been scones and decorated boxes to put them in which have been passed onto the Age Concern Day Care Centre in Bradley where we are told they were very much appreciated and very quickly devoured!!!.
Young people have also been very busy in the wood workshop producing bird boxes as well as a hoopla game. Again these have been passed onto the day care centre at Bradley and enjoyed by staff and service users alike. In fact, the Hoopla game will be forming an integral part of the day care centre’s summer fair activities.

Thursday, 19 May 2011


Young people carrying out reparation at the Brian Jackson Centre have been busy in the wood workshops making a wide variety of items.

Amongst the products made have been bird boxes and bird feeders which have then been donated to the Age UK Charity Shop in Dewsbury.

The manager at the shop said “The boxes and feeders are great and are literally flying off the shelves!”