Delivering innovative projects through United in the Community’s Inclusion Programme
Our inclusion programme is delivered by community coaches who work in partnership with various groups and organisations to help and assist in addressing local issues.
Twelve percent of Lincolnshire’s population now live within the twenty percent most deprived areas of England. The Fenside ward of Boston is in the top eleven percent of wards with deprivation in the whole country. Boston also has a high migrant community with around twenty five percent of the current population being foreign nationals.
Using sport and the Boston United Football Club brand as a tool, our inclusion programme aims to help children, young people and adults develop:
- Confidence and self-esteem
- A healthier lifestyle
- Access to local services
- An increased sense of belonging
- Social skills
- Positive relationships with adults and other agencies
- A sense of achievement.
We believe that sport can teach people of all ages the necessary life skills they need for them to develop as individuals, but it can also bring people together. We work with various key partners and organisations, ranging from national organisations to more regional groups who support our projects through funding, strategic guidance, in-kind support, help and advice.
Our partners also represent all aspects of community work including employment and welfare, sports coaching, community safety, youth offending, community cohesion, youth work, social exclusion, volunteering, training and education and policing.