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IMPACT Detached Project - Detached Youth Workers

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IMPACT Detached Project is currently following the Government advice.

If you have any queries or require to speak to a member of the team, please contact us through the Impact Detached Facebook page as this is still being monitored. 

Alternative Contact Ian on his mobile as per below

General Details

IMPACT is a Detached Youth project working with young people 13 - 24 on the streets of Lowestoft, Waveney and Gt Yarmouth.

Due to government cuts to youth provision in the country and Suffolk there are fewer services on offer to young people, This lack of provision means more young people with nothing to do and nowhere to go and also no one to talk too. More young people on the streets!   

Our Aims & Methods

The aim of the project is to work with groups of young people in their environment and enable them to positively participate in the community where they live.

This project will also support young people who are NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) and provide information, advice and signposting on a range of issues including Drugs & Alcohol, Sexual Health and Teenage Pregnancy.

Continuing the necessity of recognising young people are not a homogeneous group and that issues of class, gender, race, sexuality, disability and faith remain central.
The project will also work with young people who are involved in risk taking behaviour and support them to make good informed life choices.  

The project will use a multi-agency approach. Working closely with external partners i.e. local police and parish councils and offering a holistic service (referrals to other professionals) involving young people in seeking solutions and making decisions.

The project will adopt identified good practice and 'what works' drawn from previous detached youth work experiences.

Who to contact

Ian Castro
Lead Detached Youth Worker
07951 879935
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Ian Castro - Detached Youth Worker

Has been working with young people for over 17 years including Detached Youth Work. Ian has a vast amount of skills, knowledge and experience to offer young people. 

Ian's professional career has involved him working with the Outreach Team, Left Care young people and is a qualified Canoe & Judo instructor. He has a vast amount of training in youth related issues and is Qualified in Health & Social Care. 

Laura Benterman - Detached Youth Worker

Laura's worked along side Ian for the over 4 years at IMPACT Detached Project.

Laura's professional career is a qualified Social Worker supporting young people that had been in Care going to independent living.

Where to go

IMPACT Detached Project
Carlton Colville Parish Town Council
Area served
Lowestoft, East Suffolk

Providing support to young people around Carlton Colville and Bloodmoor surrounding areas.

Days & Times

Wednesday Evenings - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Time of day
Session Information
Detached Youth Workers are about Carlton Colville Parish and Bloodmoor surrounding area.

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

No referral required for young people to speak to us, simply come and say hello to us if you see us out working.


Age Groups
Young people

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
Lite Award

Service users involved in planning
Working along side with Carlton Colville Town Parish and Carlton Colville Town Youth Council
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