b'The year itself was an exciting and action packed one.It began on the 1st April with the call from OFSTED to say we would be receiving an inspection starting the next day.It was, quite literally, all GOOD!This was followed by a successful end to the school yeargood results and positive destinations for many of the learners.The Autumn term saw us welcome new faces andThe last two weeks of March saw management, staff, young people and their families begin to welcome back some old ones.Newprepare for the unknown stresses, strains and practicalities of lockdown.Our learners showed subjects including Animal Welfare andFilming for the SHACK Sexualus how to use Zoom and we discussed the benefits and pitfalls of WhatsApp.We planned Travel & Tourism went down well andHealth film together how we would continue to stay in touch. We pulled together a virtual timetable and an enriched the curriculum. actual timetable for our vulnerable learners.Our AGM in October 2019 welcomed speakers including Corby Borough CouncilCounselling staff moved counselling and emotional wellbeing services over to their Notebooks leader Tom Beattie, and our Patron, James Acaster.We held it in our lodgingsand we hurriedly put together training on telephone and video counselling.Equipment was at Corby MIND with an eye on working together to improve the space over thepurchased and programmes uploaded.coming months; this was sadly cut short due to COVID and changes to the MIND structures. All the staff at Youth Works continued to work The Counselling and Emotional Wellbeing servicesthroughout lockdown, delivering a full saw extra investment towards the end of 2019,service from the very start. and Youth Works along with our REACH partners,I would like to take this opportunity to delivered additional counselling support with thethank all the young people we have worked aim of reducing our waiting lists.We have workedwith over the year.Thank you to our Board closely with REACH throughout the reportingwho weathered the OFSTED inspection and period and were successful in receiving fundingthe lead up to lockdown.This year, I would from DHSC and Public Health to deliver a familylike to sign off by thanking the staff.They programme across the countyHappier Families. really were quite amazing and truly went We also received funding from Public Health viaabove and beyond in dealing with challenge Access Corby, to provide drop in support toand change that none of us had planned for Helping prepare foodchildren, young people and parents/carers inor were prepared for. THANK YOU ALL.parcels with JHP at theCorby.In addition, the funding helped us increase start of lockdown our online engagement with Corby young people. Cindy WrightingChief Executive OfficerIn September, we had word that we had additional funding via the Horner Founda-tion to produce a young people led film and peer mentoring programme focusingYoung People attend on sexual health, along with drop ins in both Corby and Kettering. The film wasplanning workshop for finished in February and starred some of our young people and our patron, James. Happier Families with Action Thank you to all the celebs that did their bit in the film and the company whofor Happiness in Londonproduced it for a very reasonable price!'