Wigan Athletic Community Trust: Pathway 2 Participation
Funded by the National Lottery Fund and Wigan Council since 2016 the Pathway 2 Participation scheme provides mentoring support to 120 of the most vulnerable children and young people in Wigan each year.
The programmes aims to help the young people to:
- Improve their confidence
- Improve their physical health
- Improve their mental well-being
- Be more engaged in community activities through social action
It achieves this through a combination of group work and activities as well as one-to-one support, sometimes working with a young person for up to 12 months.
Since April 2021 it has achieved the following outcomes:
Improve participants’ confidence: 97% of participants acknowledge an improvement in their confidence with an average of a 19% increase.
Improve physical health: 63% of participants show an improvement in physical health with 37% remaining at the same level.
Improve their mental well-being: 25% of participants improved their mental health with 70% maintaining their levels of mental health. For those that improved their mental health, there was an 8% increase from the start of the 12-weeks to the end
Be more engaged in community activities – 35% of participants said they care more about their community because of taking part.