Are you age 16+ and interested in a career in IT? Would you like to find out more about opportunities available in IT? We are delighted to be working in partnership with DX Delivery to run a 6 week course looking at how IT is an integral part of business today. DX are a well-established provider...

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Following from a very successful summer holiday club we are delighted to be able to offer young people weekly sessions back at The Hive. These sessions give young people a choice of fun themed activities including art, sport, media and music while ensuring they stay safe with staggered arrival...

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  The Hive is one of fifteen community groups who have been awarded a share of £150,000 to help the Liverpool City Region reduce, re-use and recycle more. The money has come from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 20/21 which was set up to help support...

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⭐️Are you age 21 or over? ⭐️Do you want to make a difference to the life of a young person? ⭐️Can you commit to volunteer 1 -2 hours a week for 6 – 12 months?   WATCH – Kate has been a volunteer mentor at The Hive for three years and we...

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📣 CALLING ALL SENIOR MEMBERS! 📣   We are excited to be launching BRAND NEW Sports & Arts committees!!   Would you like to become a rep for other young people in these departments and play a part in shaping the sports & arts offers here at The Hive?   If this...

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We are pleased to announce that from Monday 20th July we will be running a holiday club for our junior members. We now have appropriate permissions and guidance which will be fully implemented in order to ensure the safety of young people. We will have fewer places available than usual and...

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It’s been 100 days since we closed the doors to The Hive, but we’ve been working everyday to reach young people and give them the help they need. Thank you to everyone who supports us as we continue this vital work.    

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Following the announcement today we know many of you are asking about the reopening of The Hive. Youth centres across the country are however receiving separate guidance from government via the NYA (National Youth Agency)   We have had so many messages from young people and their families, we...

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A national emergency appeal to raise £100,000 for national and local charities has been launched. The appeal is supporting The Hive Youth Zone in Birkenhead, who as part of their work supports young people experiencing mental health issues, and Mind. Every donor will receive a thank-you gift of...

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Stuart Barnes our Chief Executive is asking for your support as he marks the anniversary of a life-changing accident with a cycling fundraising challenge.   On 12th June 2019 Stuart was involved in a serious road accident. He underwent 9 hours of life-saving surgery and at the time was...

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This year the Onside Network Presidents Cup is taking place as a virtual competition, as young people isolated at home are competing in a series of online challenges, rather than meeting up as in previous years. The virtual President’s Cup competition will run for four weeks and will include:...

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Collaborations between Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Army Reserve Centre and the Hive Youth Zone have supported the training of over 100 NHS staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.   In response to the pandemic and to ensure the people of Wirral can...

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During this time of isolation and social distancing, OnSide Youth Zones across the UK have been supporting their 50,000 members remotely via phone calls and over social media with digital and interactive content. The Hive Youth Zone, a charity based in Birkenhead, is part of this network and the...

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Steve Anderton, Senior Lead Youth Worker at Wirral’s Hive Youth Zone is setting out to run more than 100 kilometres this month to raise much needed funds for local young people in need. This challenge has been adopted by Steve as he has seen first-hand the impact of COVID-19 on the young people...

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The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone is continuing to reach young people in need after receiving £25,000 in emergency funding. Following Government advice, the Wirral based charity is unable to open for its usual daily open-access youth sessions, but is reaching its 3000+ members through new, engaging and...

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Vulnerable young people need us now. The Hive is a charity dedicated to supporting all young people. In this time of crisis we are needed more than ever before. We have a wonderful family of patrons and supporters whose generous contributions allow us to transform the lives of young people....

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On Monday 23rd March we launched ‘Hive at Home’ – a virtual Youth Zone offer for our members as a direct response to having to pause our universal open-access sessions for the first time since we opened almost three years ago. ‘Hive at Home’ is a way for young people...

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In light of current developments, we are heartbroken to share the news that on Friday after our senior session finishes there won’t be any further open sessions at The Hive for the time being. This will be the first time we have stopped our universal offer since we opened in April 2017 and we...

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  In January, after 15 months away, we welcomed Stuart Barnes back to The Hive as our permanent CEO once again. Having worked for The Hive since before opening as employee 001 he left in October 2018 to take up a role with our “umbrella” charity, OnSide Youth Zones, heading up the opening...

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Wirral’s Hive Youth Zone launches a programme of targeted Youth Work to tackle knife crime and promote positive outcomes for young people.   The Hive has been successful in obtaining funding for vital projects which will raise the aspirations of young people and highlight the dangers of...

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Over first EVER Hive Junior Prom was an astounding success! On Wednesday 8th January our first ever Junior Prom took place at the Hive. Organised by our Junior Council the event was designed to be night to remember for our Junior members. After lots of consideration the theme was decided and the...

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  On Sunday 17th November talented young people from across the Onside Youth Zones network took to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall and performed alongside world-renowned artists to an audience of thousands and HRH Prince Harry at the OnSide Youth Zones Awards. The ceremony, held at the...

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  Talented young people from The Wirral Hive Youth Zone will perform alongside world-renowned artists John Newman, The Script and Ms Banks at the OnSide Youth Zones Awards to HRH Prince Harry at the Royal Albert Hall in London.   The Youth Zone’s ‘Edge of Seventeen’ senior vocal...

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  Young people will have the chance to enjoy some spooktacular fun at The Hive Youth Zone this Halloween with the return of ‘Hiveageddon’ – an interactive live scare-maze experience!   Now in its third year, the team at the Wirral Youth Zone are promising their most ambitious...

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On Sunday 17th November, young people from across the network will be travelling to London’s spectacular Royal Albert Hall to attend the inaugural Onside Awards. Staff and young people have been busy nominating their peers for different categories including sports, arts and health &...

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  We are absolutely delighted to be the national winners of the ‘Community Organisation for Age’ Diversity Award. The National Diversity Awards are the largest in the UK and recognise groups, charities and voluntary organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to their local...

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  We are delighted to be an official SSE Wildcats Centre! This new initiative from the FA has been designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in football for the first time and provide regular opportunities to play supported by an exciting and engaging programme of coaching...

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The Hive Youth Zone has been shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards   The Hive Youth Zone, Wirral has been shortlisted for the Community Organisation Award for Age at the National Diversity Awards (NDA) 2019.   The Hive Youth Zone are delighted to have been nominated for...

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Magenta Living and The Hive, Wirral’s state-of-the-art youth facility, are joining forces to reach out to young people across Wirral and introduce them to the benefits of being a Youth Zone member.    Working in partnership, The Hive Youth Zone and Magenta Living have 100 free membership...

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On 23rd July ten young people and two staff left The Hive and travelled to Portsmouth to embark onto our Challenger Yacht. They spent the next five days sailing around the Solent, learning rope work, knots, sweating sails as well as cooking and cleaning as they went. Luckily, they enjoyed two...

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Steve and Andy are taking on the challenge of cycling to every OnSide Youth Zone to fundraise for The Hive! Steve, our Lead Senior Youth Worker, and Andy, our Grants and Trusts Officer, are representing The Hive in this incredible fundraising endeavour which will push them to their cycling limit!...

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Young people from the Hive have been following the “My super power is…” template to decorate their own set of 25 umbrellas from the ADHD foundation as part of the ‘Umbrella Project’. The Umbrella Project 2019 celebrates the gifts, talents and employability of those who are...

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The Hive Youth Zone and Claire House Children’s Hospice have joined forces to give the siblings of children supported by the hospice a monthly opportunity to come together, forget about their worries, and have some fun at The Hive. Claire House Children’s Hospice helps seriously and...

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We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural Johnson Foundation Golf Day, which is being held in support of The Hive. The event, to be held at Heswall Golf Club on Friday 26th July 2019, is being delivered by golfevent specialists PlayFair Events, who have created the event to give...

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Young people will be taking part in seven days of Eco activities, including tree planting, a local litter pick and an ‘Eco Audit’ of the Youth Zone. The Hive Youth Zone’s members are focusing on how to be more environmentally friendly in a week of Eco activity, where young people will be...

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We have a fantastic opportunity for two of our members to apply for a space on this year’s Great British Music Camp. If you’re age 11 -17 and have an interest in improving your musical skills then this is for you! The Camp aims to provide an inspirational and creative environment for one...

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The Hive Powered Wheelchair Team are thrilled to have entered the Cash for Kids Sports Challenge! By supporting Team Hive in this challenge you will be allowing our team to enter The ‘Cheshire Ability Counts Football League’, which will offer our young people the opportunity to take part in...

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Two members of The Hive’s youth work team, including Chief Executive, Adam Mellor, are set to take on the challenge of a lifetime as they abseil 452 feet down Radio City Tower, in aid of the Radio City Cash for Kids charity. Youth worker, Lewis Collins will make the descent of the iconic...

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Wirral based IT consultancy service Vigo IT Solutions were crowned the inaugural winner of The Hive’s Pub Quiz Challenge, and they have no intention of relinquishing their crown!   The Hive’s inaugural Pub Quiz took place in late 2018, and saw fierce competition as teams including Russell...

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  Restaurants and eateries across Merseyside are being invited to help The Hive address child hunger by taking part in a new campaign launched by the Youth Zone, in partnership with CPL Training Group – the leading provider of licensed retail and hospitality training in the UK. The...

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The Hive Youth Zone now has a virtual tour, giving viewers access to explore the building and all it’s incredible facilities from the comfort of their own computer, tablet or phone! The online resource will now be used across a range of outreach workshops and school assemblies – giving...

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New project to support next generation of Liverpool City Region’s music heritage comes to The Hive Youth Zone! The Bangin’ Pans project encourages young women to get involved in the music industry, as performers, event organisers, journalists and photographers and technicians. February 6th...

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Young people from Wirral had the privilege of meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex today (Monday 14thJanuary) when the couple visited The Hive Youth Zone in Birkenhead to see for themselves the amazing impact it has on local people and the wider community. As part of their first official...

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This December saw the launch of our Hive pop-up shop, on St John’s Pavement at the Pyramids Shopping Centre. Open throughout the busy Christmas period we offered a wide range of Christmas gifts and merchandise including Hive-branded items designed by our members including Christmas cards,...

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The Hive had a fantastic evening at the Wirral Life Awards, coming home with two awards from the ceremony. Following 400 entries and 127 finalists, the winners were announced at the glittering inaugural Wirral Life Awards 2018 event which took place at the luxury Hillbark Hotel. The youth zone was...

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Last week we took our young people on a journey into the maze of Hiveageddon. This fantastic fantasy world was spread out over four days across all sessions and saw our young people entertained and terrified in equal measure in another successful venture brought to you by our own Hive Team thanks...

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Our sensory room has under gone a dramatic transformation, thanks to the generosity of B&M Waste Services, which has donated thousands of pounds worth of specialist equipment to ensure that our members have the best experience possible if they need access to a relaxing ‘break-out’...

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The Hive, Wirral’s state of the art youth facility is calling upon potential volunteers in the borough to seize the moment and join its dedicated team. The Youth Zone will be promoting the mutual benefits of volunteering at a special ‘V for Volunteer’ drop-in event on the 18thof September and...

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From next month The Hive will be home to a new project from Sale Sharks Community Trust. ‘Advantage Wirral’ was officially launched by Cllr Geoffrey Watt at a special event at the youth zone earlier this month. Led by Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks, the Wirral business community came out...

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The Hive Beats the Heat with Roof Top Race for Life Event Soaring temperatures didn’t deter our members from doing their bit for charity as they took on a special Race for Life challenge last week – up on the roof-top of The Hive! In the first ever Race for Life event to be held by the...

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