Normal service suspension, what we are doing and updates:
During the current situation, we aren’t running Centre-based services as normal, but we do hope to be back with our Youth Zone & Fun Time services (in the safest ways possible) at various Youth & Community Centres, from September.
In the meantime we're busy making changes to some aspects of how we work & are planning and training with staff & a small group of fabulous young volunteers, to make sure our return is as safe & enjoyable as possible, when we are back to more normal sevices.
We're also working with some individual young people who need support with various issues, as well as outdoors with small groups of young people, in Parks / Recs in Crewkerne & Chard, to see if we can offer some safe outdoor activities / options over the summer. (We aren't funded for services in the school holidays, and are normally closed, but we are trying to create some oportunities).
We're providing updates on our services, and further: info, support, links to useful sites, ‘boredom-busters’ (jokes, quizzes, activities, music, pictures & loads more entertainment & brain-stretchers), on our Facebook pages:
The support of our key funders & contract holders (Chard Area Youth Committee*, Crewkerne Town Council & South Somerset District Council) are massively appreciated, as the only sources of revenue to help us survive in these challenging times.
*who, in turn, receive support from Chard Town Council & SSDC
Stay safe & hopefully see you all soon!
Active Learning & Skills is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 2008, currently delivering services for teenagers and children in South Somerset.
During school holidays, we usually run bonus 'Fun-Time-Day-Time' activity days and also free 'Play Days' with & for South Somerset District Council - sadly these have had to be been cancelled for Summer 2020.
Please watch our video, made with the children and young people of ALS.
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