Escape Intervention Services

We provide a range of free activities for young people aged 11-18 years, which are fully funded through the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund and are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of young people, increase self-esteem and confidence, together with offering individuals an opportunity to become involved in activities they may not have tried previously.

We offer evening, day and residential experiences to young people to challenge the disadvantages they may face and provide some respite from stressful situations. Our evening activities include bowling, quasar laser, canoeing, power-boating, cycling, music club, drama and other creative arts. Our day and residential activities include spending weekends in various bunk-barns or youth hostels within the region e.g. Northumberland, the Lakes etc. and involve outdoor pursuits including coasteering or hill scrambling, which are fun and challenging.

Young people can join our Steering Group, which organises, plans, budgets for and evaluates all of the activities on offer to themselves and their peers. They meet fortnightly on Monday evenings between 5.00-7.00pm and are instrumental in influencing the way the charity operates and what young people really need to address their issues, whilst improving their overall wellbeing.

We are Escape Intervention

To promote the emotional, social, educational and vocational competence of children and young people, by offering a range of therapeutic interventions, including counselling, advice, guidance and support, to enable them to reach their potential and remove the barriers to personal success.

We work in collaboration and partnership with local agencies to ensure that young people have access to appropriate services to meet their individual needs in a timely manner, in an environment which is comfortable and welcoming.

We aim to support other voluntary and statutory sector organisations to provide the required level of intervention based on the identified needs of individuals and families.

We aim to use a comprehensive, holistic approach to effectively address the problems experienced by young people and their parents/carers, in order to enhance the life chances of individuals. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, which is not time-limited, we recognise the benefits of using a range of techniques and interventions based on evidence based practice to promote the wellbeing of clients.