Detached work is where workers go out onto the streets and the places where young people gather. The aim of the work is to build relationships with groups and individuals.
The youth workers have been a presence on the estate for 23 years. The workers are well regarded by local young people.
Detached work allows us to target those young people who may not already be accessing other services and are therefore much harder to reach.
Here is what young people think:
“We see them walking about and they always come up and talk to us, we have a good bit banter.” Male aged 15