Here is a short excerpt from the Chair’s 2019/2020 annual report, Liz Allen. Our most recent annual reports can be download below.
2019/2020 was another successful year for 42nd Street as we saw growth in the range of services we over to young people, accompanied by growth in the staff team that support young people who access these services.
The incredible team at 42nd Street have, yet again, been driven by their commitment to place the needs of young people at the heart of all we do and to consistently meet these needs despite the ever increasing demand for support.
Every part of the organisation has risen to this challenge and the team has continued to look for ways to address, what we appreciate, are long waiting times in order to ensure that young people feel supported throughout their journey with us.
It is our hope that continued efforts will succeed and we will see reduced waiting times and an ever more diverse service over. We continue to see our role in the Greater Manchester VCSE sector as crucial, not only to position the charity and its work as part of the spectrum of mental health and emotional wellbeing support for young people, but to positively influence mental health commissioners and provide support and challenge to VCSE, health and social care partners. By working together, we believe that we can continue to increase awareness and reduce stigma, whilst also improving and increasing inclusion and access to services.
At a time of increasing uncertainty, we know that our services will come under even more pressure and we must be ready to support young people across the GM region. As Covid-19 begins to take hold, we look forward with some trepidation to 2020/2021 but with a determination to keep young people safe and at the heart of all that we do and to deliver services that continue to meet their changing needs.