Who we are
We are supported by:
Oxford City Council
Good Food Oxford
Oxford Food Hub
How we started
Rose Hill Junior Youth Club (RHJYC) has been part of the Rose Hill community in Oxford for 10 years and became a registered charity in 2015. Watch our 10 year highlights video below:
We now provide four accessible and inclusive after school youth club sessions for all children and young people aged 5-17, living in and around Rose Hill. Our free sessions provide safe, meaningful, creative and healthy activities which aim to improve self-confidence, socialization, and independence. Click to read more about our work with children and young people.
We also built a mentoring service to provide support for schools, social workers, and care organisations, who then could refer a child or young person to us for tailored one-to-one mentoring sessions with a qualified youth worker. Our service aims to support vulnerable and disadvantaged youth, giving them a safe space to feel unburdened, helping them to improve their mental wellbeing, develop coping strategies, socialize, and gain tools to build resilience through a range of engaging and creative activities. We also offer additional support to schools through the form of small group sessions, where a member of our team will work with children to support socialization, language, communication and self-confidence. Read more here.
Our work with food-
Rose Hill is in the 10% most deprived areas of the UK ( 2019 IDACI), with 48% of children living in poverty. For some children, our youth club activities are the only enrichment activities they can access. In response to this high percentage, we make sure that all children and young people who come to our youth club sessions have access to a hot and nutritional dinner. The majority of the food that we serve is surplus, which means that we can save good quality food from landfill thanks to SOFEA and Oxford Food Hub. We also utilize surplus food through cooking activities and clubs, teaching children practical skills, about where food comes from and its nutritional value. Supporting families is another important part of our work, one of the ways we do this is through our family food bank. Read more about our work with food here.
We set up our allotment space in 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so that we could engage safely with children and young people. This was a great success and the space has been used by hundreds of children and young people. The space has been used to facilitate mentoring sessions, arts and crafts projects and a regular allotment club for young people. To read more about this fantastic project, click here.
Current Charity roles:
Charity Director- Chris Chaundy
Communication & Engagement- Aimee Winkfield
Fundraising & Partnerships- Fran Gardner
Chair: Linet Arthur
Vice Chair: Julia Goodwin
Treasurer: Frank Gargent
HR: Bhavika Patel