Youth Workers

Meet the Youth Workers

All of the youth workers are appropriately trained and competent using NYA Professional and National Occupational Standards for Youth Work as a guide and have current enhanced DBS certificates. The youth workers take part in regular ongoing professional development.

Youth Work Manager

 I’m Paula and I am the manager at the project.  I have worked for Westgate Youth Project since 2012 and became the  manager in 2013.    I have worked with young people for more years than someone of my age can remember!!!

 I manage the team of paid and voluntary youth workers that you can read about below – they are a great bunch of  people.  We are all  dedicated to supporting teenagers in their personal development, it’s about creating professional  relationships and getting any young  person what they need to achieve.  The best bit about my job, when you get rid of  the boring paperwork is spending time with some  seriously great teenagers and having fun with them while they grow as  people.  I hope to meet you soon 🙂

Please scroll through our youth workers and find a out a little more about them!!


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Heather joined the project as a volunteer in May 2017, she is a full time foster carer and has a great understanding of young people and the difficulties they can face. You can usually find Heather in the kitchen helping and encouraging the young people to achieve a tasty dish.