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The Pythian Club are supporting and running a community hub at Heathfield Health Club to provide a safe space for hard to reach young people to attain qualifications through their network of local partnerships and to attain work readiness.

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The key aim is to provide positive and unique projects that directly support violence reduction. Pythian will ensure that at-risk young people are provided with positive, sustainable opportunities that divert them from crime and antisocial behaviour.


The plans will initially support 100 young people, including those from the BAME community and other diverse backgrounds, specifically targeting young people aged 14-19 and up to the age of 25 in the areas of New Basford, Berridge, Bulwell, Radford and Hyson Green. Referrals will come from the DWP, Futures, Nottingham College and Victim Care. Each young person will be supported through a pastoral care system comprising of two individuals who will liaise regularly with each referral to ensure their needs are met and any barriers to attendance/learning are addressed. Pythian will off the following courses at Heathfield Community Hub:


Futures (All accredited courses)


  • Basic IT

  • Business Admin

  • English

  • Maths

  • Health and Social Care


Nottingham College


  • Health & Safety in the Workplace (Accredited)

  • Interview Skills

  • Confidence Building and Mindfulness

  • Employability Skills

  • Building Planters from Pallets

  • Communication & Listening Skills


Online provision


  • Music

  • Sports and Fitness

  • Youth Action

  • Yoga


In addition to the academic/classroom courses, Pythian also provide a provision to access sports and fitness content (boxing and football), music sessions, the option to give back to their communities through Youth Action led initiatives, This will aid in retention and engagement of each individual and provide a safe and supportive environment for each of them.