Reimagining and redeveloping The Courts Imagine a place where a young person’s background, race, beliefs, gender, physical ability and economic status had nothing to do with how good they could be, what they could achieve. A space where they could fully explore their creative potential, receive support and mentoring, and find meaningful work. That place is the Old Bristol Magistrates Courts (The Courts). An enterprise centre to help young people set up their own creative businesses and develop their opportunities. A place where there are no barriers to their future, where the only things that count are their abilities and talents. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Bristol City Council we are developing detailed business and architectural plans to reimagine and redevelop this historic city landmark as a place that will complement Bristol’s renowned and growing creative industries sector. To get involved and keep up to date with our progress, sign up to our newsletter. Partnership Award - Children and Young People Now We're proud and delighted our youth hub, The Station, won the Partnership Award at the Children and Young People Now Awards. With more than 20 organisations based at The Station or delivering services there regularly, the building has been developed to put the needs of young people first, providing them with a hub where they can get help whatever they need. The Children & Young People Now Awards are the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. These prestigious awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who work so hard to improve the lives of others. It means a lot for our team to be acknowledged in such a prestigious event dedicated to services of the highest standards to improve the lives of children and young people. Dan (16), who has been coming to The Station for three years now, said: “I’m very happy to see The Station being recognised. The youth workers here helped me a lot. They are here for me when things aren’t going well at home and when I need someone to chat. And then when I’m feeling angry, I can put that into my music, at Basement Studio sessions. On Saturday night, I always think I want the weekend to go quicker so I can come back on Tuesday.” From youth club sessions, to sexual health treatment and advice, emergency homes for the night and mental health support, The Station represents the power of partnership enabling organisations to change more young lives and have a greater impact. By working together, we have the maximum impact on young people’s lives. By coordinating work at the Station we make sure young people get the help they need – from a place to be, to job coaching and education, we offer support, whatever the problem. We also offer a range of inspiring activities and courses in music, drama, photography, sports and more. Over 10000 young people have accessed The Station in the past year and this award recognises the hard work of Creative Youth Network and all our partners.