Platform Gateshead celebrates achievement

Friday 15th December 2017

Platform Gateshead attend the Looked After Children Celebration of Achievement Awards 2017

Staff at DISC’s Platform Gateshead project attended the Looked After Children Celebration of Achievement Awards at the Lancastrian Suite in Gateshead. Every year the Local Authority hosts the event to celebrate the achievements of all young people and children who are Looked After by the Local Authority or by Foster Carers.

The young people provided fantastic entertainment throughout the night including singing, dancing and a performance from a group of young people playing various instruments as part of a band.

Platform Gateshead staff provided an information stall about Drugs and Alcohol and were lucky enough to engage with a lot of young people and their carers throughout the night to educate on the risks and dangers of using drugs and alcohol and provide information about the service.

The event is a great opportunity to catch up with previous service users and see how they are progressing and what they have achieved since leaving Platform.

by Faye Codling, Platform Gateshead Project Manager