Nomad Programmes

What does NOMAD do?

Breakdown of services delivered in 2018/19

Schools Work
  • Mentoring in local schools
  • Life Skills Programme
  • d:two Learning Programme (student tuition)
  • Attend professional meetings
  • Support with school attendance
  • Support with YP at risk of exclusion
  • Home visits

472 1to1 Interventions  |  426 Group Work
Schools work accounted for 20.9% of NOMAD contacts during the last year.
Family Support
  • Parenting 1to1 support
  • Advice, guidance & signposting
  • Family Focus (intensive support for parent and YP)
  • Targeted holiday activities
  • Liaising with Social Services, CAMHS, Health Services, Specialist Support Agencies and Local Schools

436 1to1 Interventions
Family Support accounted for 10.2% of NOMAD contacts during the last year.
After School Activities
  • Weekly Football Groups
  • Weekly detached work at the Henley Skate park
  • Weekly targeted support work (groups and 1to1)
  • Targeted holiday activities includingpaintballing, kids clubs, GoApe, coasteering, paddle boarding, trampolining, mountain biking, family days out.

19 - 1to1 Interventions  |  1127 - Group Work
After School Activities accounted for 26.7% of NOMAD contacts during the last year.

Community Work
  • NOMAD Food Bank
  • 16+ Support—mentoring support / advice and guidance / sign posting for YP
  • attending college or NEET
  • Residential trips
  • Community events / day trips

1179 - 1to1 Interventions  |  632 - Group Work
Community Work accounted for 42.2% of NOMAD contacts during the last year.

Schools Work
The NOMAD mentoring programme is delivered into secondary and primary schools. The purpose of mentoring is to provide a regular time and safe environment where the mentee feels comfortable to talk about issues in their lives. Overcoming obstacles, being able to discern between voices and different peer pressures at a time of massive intellectual, social, physical and emotional change is a huge challenge for any young person.

Mentoring allows us to advocate and champion the YP we are supporting. As an adult role model our aim is to encourage and empower. Mentoring offers the YP a safe space to talk, increases self-confidence and can improve social skills and communication. Often relationships and lifestyle choices become healthier and improved behaviour at school and home can be reported.  

Life Skills Programme
This is a course that can be tailored for students according to age and needs with the aim of helping them:
  • Develop communication skills
  • Build self esteem
  • Encourage teamwork
  • Build positive friendships
  • Improve organisation
  • Handle their emotions positively
  • Life Skills explores topics like 'Understanding Yourself', 'Handling Anger', 'Communication Skills', 'Food and Nutrition', 'Drugs and Alcohol' and 'Relationships'.
The course involves different teaching techniques such as games, group discussions and written activities and students will also get to participate in a leisure activity.
Family Support
The family remains the single greatest influence in most young people’s lives. We all want to protect our children, raise them well, provide them with the best education and give them skills to live their lives. We all know that bringing up a child is one of the toughest and at same time one of the most rewarding challenges in our lives.
NOMAD believes in the value of working jointly with children/young people and their parents together and seeks to create good memories for families who sometimes have little to celebrate; offer opportunities to develop positive relationships, provide strategies for making positive changes in lives and a platform to have fun.
After School
Youth Group

A youth group for secondary school aged young people held weekly on Tuesdays from 4-5pm. Games, food & fun. Cost = Free. Just turn up!
There is a weekly football session on Wednesday's 7-8pm. For young people aged 16+ years. Term-time only. At the Henley YMCA tiger turf pitch. Cost = Free. Just turn up and play!

1to1 and Group Work Activities

Targetted youth work sessions for young people take place after school on Monday's and Wednesday's. Invite only session.   

Detached Work

Regular detached sessions are held on Thursday and Friday evenings where NOMAD workers will get out and about on the streets of Henley. If you are lucky you will even get some free pizza!


NOMAD Food Bank 

The NOMAD Foof Bank is based at d:two Centre in Henley and is run with the help of volunteers from the local community.

Clients are referred to the food bank through recognised agencies. Additional support can be offered to clients as and when appropriate including money management and budgeting programmes.

We continue to see a demand for food parcels in Henley and the surrounding area. This year we delivered 614 bags of food in 248 emergency food parcels. This directly benefitted 312 adults, 159 children and 33 homeless people. In addition, we delivered 298 bags of food in 117 Christmas parcels.

Huge thanks to all the individuals and organisations that have kindly donated food and money over the last year or volunteered their time to help make up food parcels and help with deliveries.  The food bank only continues to operate because of this ongoing local support.

​16+ Support Work

For young people who have struggled in school, making the transition to college, further training or employment can be equally as difficult.  NOMAD provides mentoring support for local youngsters finding themselves in this position. Our workers empower the young people to think positively about their futures and help link them in with local provision. We work closely with Schools, Colleges and other professional bodies to support them in this process. We organise Residential trips and activities that help motivate and inspire the young people we support.

Community Days

Regular fun day's and community events are held in different locations around Henley including at the YMCA and Freemans Park. Activities include free BBQs, bouncy castles, team games & football. Its a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and create a positive atmosphere in your street.

We also run an annual beach trip to Bournemouth and several other events during the year. Please feel free to contact us for more information.