Positive Futures is a sport based social inclusion programme that has been delivered in Newport for the past 14 years. The programme uses sport as a tool to engage young people, predominantly aged 10- 19 yrs, within our communities in local community facilities, and through a referral process from a range of partnership agencies. The programme is funded predominantly by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Gwent along with partners such as Youth Offending Service, Sport Wales, and local authority contributing services such as preventions, social services, and education.
The programme works with young people supporting them to engage in positive active alternatives and to gain outcomes and qualifications.
The programme uses a triangular model of delivery where young people can choose to engage in their local communities in their free time, enjoying taking part in sport without any barriers to participation. They can also be identified as part of a group or on a 1:1 support basis to offer mentoring and guidance and the opportunity to gain qualifications and accreditations. Please click here to read a recent case study around the work we have done in Newport to steer children and young adults away from crime and anti-social behaviour.