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For details of current paid employment & volunteering opportunities click on "Join Our Team!" above.

 

 

ALS Services During Covid

 

We're delighted to continue with successful & safe provision at our Youth Zone & Fun Time services in Chard & Crekwerne, since the easing of restrictions allowed us more options & range of what we can do.

 

We've been delighted to provide more normal services, within whatever changing restrictions & our own Risk Assessments & Covid policies have allowed. Centre-based services take place (during term-time) in Chard, at The Young People's Centre (by The Rugby Club) and upstairs at The George Reynolds Centre + outdoors at Henhayes, in Crewkerne.

 

In an ever-changing world, please check our Facebook pages for latest updates & details (e.g. since the summer, we now have no limits on numbers attending, therefore pre-booking is not required), as this website may not be kept fully up to date. Our current Facebook pages are:

 

         @ActiveLearningandSkills.als                   @YouthZone.als                                    @FunTime.als

 

We post our plans for sessions, on Facebook too (which can sometimes change at short notice e.g. if weather impacts), so it's a great way to stay up to date & find out more about what we're doing.

 

For the Fun Time age groups we email parents on the day before a session, with planned activities, relevant info etc, so please feel free to email us & ask to be added to our email list for Fun Time, in either Crewkerne or Chard.

 

Unfortunately, our other locations (from pre-Covid) will have to wait for our return, as (amongst other considerations such as suitable venues, that can be managed to a Covid-Secure status), we now have a smaller delivery team of staff & volunteers & sadly don't currently have capacity to re-introduce all of our services.

 

We continue to train our team & develop how we work, to maintain our Covid-Secure status & keep services as safe & enjoyable as possible, in the circumstances & changing times. 

 

* The pace of change means that, although we have a comprehensive set of Covid-Secure Risk Assessments & measures, we are not posting these online, as they are subject to continual review & updating, as restrictions, policy & the law changes. We are happy to discuss any queries / concerns you may have - simply contact us with your details & query & we'll get back in touch.

 

The continued partnership & support of our key funders & contract holders (Chard Area Youth Committee*, Crewkerne Town Council & South Somerset District Council) are massively appreciated!

 

*who, in turn, receive support from Chard Town Council & SSDC

 

 

Active Learning & Skills is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 2008, currently delivering services for teenagers and children in South Somerset.

 

During term time, we usually run Fun Time sessions for children aged 6-11 and Youth Zone for young people aged 11-19. 

 

In school holidays, we sometimes run activities such as 'Fun-Time Day-Time' events & activities for the Youth Zone age group.

 

 

Please feel freee to enjoy our pre-Covid video, made with the children and young people of ALS & keep an eye out for an update version, hopefully coming soon.

 

Want to know more?

 

Chat to Pete on 07711244357

or email pete.may@alsyouth.org.uk

 

Alternatively, message us on our Facebook page or use our online contact form by clicking here.

 

With Thanks

ALS is delighted to be/have been supported, part-funded and/or work in partnership with:

Somerset County Youth & Community Group Grants

South Somerset District Council

Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster Town Councils

South Petherton, Combe St Nicholas and Merriott Parish Councils

The George Reynolds Centre, Crewkerne

Chard Young People's Centre

Ile Youth Centre

Yarlington Housing Group

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