We have been very busy in Alton; our groups now include After School clubs, SuperSONICs (weekly group for young people with autism and additional needs), Young Carers groups and mentoring sessions. We also ran a weekly Aspire programme.
Although things have changed since COVID-19, we are still supporting young people, just in a different way.
If you want to learn more about KA Alton, or can help support the development of services for young people or the building through finances or volunteering, please contact Lisa at Lisa@thekingsarms.org.uk
Although COVID-19 has meant that our Youth Centres have been closed, we are still there for our young people. You can find quizzes, challenges and funny content on Instagram: @ka_athome or perhaps join one of our many zoom groups which include After-School, Young Carers, SuperSONIC, Remind (anxiety course) and much more.
Our Youth Workers are available each weekday from 3.30-4.15pm to chat with young people on a 1:1 basis. During this time, just click the red "Let's Chat" button in the bottom right of your screen.
Maybe you're worried about school, or struggling with current issues, or maybe you just want a different someone to talk to, we’re still here for you.
I can't wait to be able to welcome the Young People of Alton through our doors.
Charlie, Youth Worker
VIDEO 2: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NEW CENTRE
VIDEO 1: THE NEW KA ALTON YOUTH CENTRE
Let us show you around our Alton Centre - it's a work in progress!
Caroline, Operations Manager
Martha, Junior Youth Worker
LOOK WHO HAS BEEN HELPING US
A huge thank you to Steve, Paul, Warren, Derek and apprentice Lawrence from Clameg Builders who are working hard to transform our space. We are also very grateful to Ian Gregory, an Alton electrician, who is overseeing the electrics and lighting. Chris Harding from Bytefetch Ltd has been amazing, giving us numerous hours of his time - thank you so much Chris. Mark and Scott have been doing the plastering and stonemason Roger Frampton has created our new entrance - thank you!
You are all brilliant! Thank you for helping us to make it happen.
WHAT ELSE HAVE WE ACHEVED?
Our new downstairs kitchen and mentoring room windows are in place - paid for by our lovely Facebook friends. Thanks to Rob Chaplin for installing them free of charge and making sure we buy the right ones!
Kitchen units fitted
Flat roof restored
Stud walls built to create new spaces
Extensive damage caused by damp repaired and treated with new ventilation
New entrance agreed
We've had some fantastic coverage in the press about our new Alton Youth Centre and we are very grateful for the support of the community.
Many tradesmen and other volunteers have donated their time and expertise to help us and individuals have donated furniture including tables, chairs, air hockey tables, pool tables and so much more.
We have also received many monetary donations from individuals, community groups, Councillors and other grant giving bodies to keep the building work on track.
Thank you so much to each and every one of you, we couldn't do it without you!
The King's Arms Alton
The Tannery, Vicarage Hill, Alton,
Hampshire, GU34 1HT