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Sharing Positivi-Tea

Sharing Positivi-Tea

Experiencing another lockdown can be very challenging, particularly for the young people with whom Adullam works.

Recognising this, our Step Up project in Woolley Bridge, Derbyshire has introduced a new activity to help their young people who have said they are finding it tough not being able to do the things they normally would.

Called Positivi-Tea, the sessions consist of sharing a cuppa and talking together; a simple idea, but one that is giving everyone a lift.

So far staff have spoken to their young people about the current lockdown and guidelines now in place and they have talked about the frustrations of not being able to do the things they usually take for granted.

In the latest session, staff and young people took part in writing down what they are looking forward to after lockdown. Answers included: “Hugging my grandma and grandpa”, “Celebrating my 18th birthday”, “Playing football” and “Going to Old Trafford”!

Kerry Woodward, Life Skills Coach at Woolley Bridge, said: “Who doesn’t love a cuppa? Everyone says it’s good to talk and taking time to share ideas and focus on positive things does help cope with the restrictions.

“We hope to share this with other projects to get everyone on board with sharing a cup of ‘Positivi-Tea’ around Adullam during this difficult period.”  

Step Up provides accommodation and support for 16 –24-year-olds in Derbyshire. It helps looked-after children, care leavers and homeless young people aged under 21 in Adullam accommodation, giving them the best chance of building independent futures. The associated Floating Support Service helps 18—24-year-olds with tenancy sustainment or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Referrals can be accepted up to their 25th birthday.