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Disrespect NoBody Campaign



The third phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from today, 29 March, to the beginning of May 2018.

The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old, from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2018, the focus of the campaign will be consent, sexting and personal boundaries, which are the issues many young people need more education and information on. All campaign advertising including radio, video-on-demand and social media, directs young people to the website http://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can find further information and the details of organisations which can provide help and support.

We have produced a range of partner support materials to help you use the resources with the young people that you work with and promote it within your local area. These include posters, social media assets and materials developed specifically for LGBT young people.

Campaign assets are available to download here on gov.uk and the Home Office has tweeted about the campaign. Please help support the campaign on social media by retweeting our post.

We have also produced a DVD containing the campaign adverts, you can order up to 10 copies of the DVD by emailing VAWGCampaigns@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Thank you for your support.   PLEASE VISIT BELOW FOR MORE INFO







Young Carers- Fun – NOW MORE PICS

Burgess Hill Youth held an event yesterday for young carers aged 6-11 years at Fairfield Community Centre.

29 young carers enjoyed lots of activities including cake decorating, arts and crafts, flower planting, circus skills, plus a DJ workshop.
The Mustard Seed Café generously provided lunch for all attendees. Everyone had a great time particularly the pancakes at the end of the afternoon!

For details on future young carers activities please contact Jennifer at the Town Council by email jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk or telephone 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).

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Young Carers Christmas 2017 Tea Party

Burgess Hill Youth Young Carers enjoyed a lovely Christmas themed tea party at Abbeyfield Nursing Home on Friday 22 December.  The event was an enjoyable experience for all involved and follows recent television themed programmes promoting intergenerational activities.  The Young Carers were greeted at the home and enjoyed Frozen themed craft activities with the residents popping in. Then they were welcomed into the large dining area where they were introduced to Frozen characters, who were staff dressed up for the occasion.  A trip out to Santa’s Grotto in the beautiful snow filled garden (courtesy of the homes premises team!) to visit the Elves to receive beautiful homemade gifts for each child was a pure pleasure to see.  They all came back in for a homemade tea party with the residents of the home present. The afternoon was completed with some Christmas themed reading including “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.  This was a magical afternoon for the Young Carers of Burgess Hill and big thanks to Abbeyfield Residential Home, particularly Heather Rogers, for the hard work gone into making this a most memorable experience for us all.  Burgess Hill Youth holds a programme of activities supported by Burgess Hill Town Council. 

To find out more about the programme please contact Jennifer by email to jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk

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Note date…. 24 October

Burgess Hill Youth are hosting their 50th event for Young Carers aged 6-16 years  to be held on Tuesday 24 October at St Paul’s Catholic College from 10am-4pm.

Young carers are children and young people who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled or has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. They may be someone who has direct caring responsibilities or they may be someone whose life is affected as a result of living with someone who has these conditions.

A programme of fun activities are planned including T shirt creations, arts, crafts, cake making and decorating, sports plus much more! To book your space please pop into the Help Point and complete a booking form.  If you have any questions please contact Jennifer by email jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk  or 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).



53 Young Carers enjoyed 4 free activities this summer holiday:-

  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • Forest School Fun
  • Horse Riding
  • A day at Blacklands Farm

These activities are led by Burgess Hill Youth with support from Burgess Hill Town Council.  The activities were funded by a grant from Hall and Woodhouse.  The next event will be our 50th Young Carers event to be held in October.


Please contact Jennifer at the Town Council if you know of a young person that would like to attend the event:     jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk

Happy Birthday to PAUL MYLES!

Paul Myles celebrates his 70th Birthday on 20th May!

Everyone would like to wish him all the very best birthday wishes.

Many thanks to him for all his hard work and dedication over many years at Burgess Hill Youth.

The children and committee sang Happy Birthday and presented him with gifts including his own blue plaque! Town Councillor Steve Hansford- representative on Burgess Hill Youth – enjoyed the celebration and commented on how nice it was to see the club in action with 5 adult volunteers supporting the junior club night.

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Sponsor: Steve Willis Training

Steve Willis became involved with Burgess Hill Youth in 2011 when it was still known as Burgess Hill Boys’ Club.

Burgess Hill District Lions were running an appeal for a local business to sponsor a Chicory Tip concert of 60’s/70’s music, all proceeds to benefit the Boys Club.

The Club’s Treasurer and Chairman (Graham Cubitt and Tony Parris) were invited to a meeting with Steve Willis, the outcome of which was that Steve would sponsor the annual event and the Lions would introduce a new category in the Apprentice Presentation night for the apprentice who rose to the biggest challenge over the course of the year.

As a youngster, Steve was a member of the Boys’ Club so it’s extra special now that he has made Burgess Hill Youth his charity.