About Us

The BVA Youth Team provide advice, guidance and support young people between the age of 11- 19 and up to 25 if they have learning needs or a disability. Throughout Basingstoke and Deane the teams are involved in a range of activities and community projects to increase the skills, ambition and participation of young people with the added element of some accredited programmes.

We are funded by Hampshire County Council to provide Detached Work on the streets and Health & Wellbeing School Hubs for the ABC (Aldworth, Bishop Challoner & Brighton Hill, CVC (Costello, Vyne & Cranbourne) and EFH (Everest & Fort Hill) plus Rural LCP areas in Basingstoke & Deane. We also support young people to have a voice in the community, start their own projects or participate in youth leadership and personal development training. Our service work’s in partnership with schools, colleges and key agencies to signpost young people to access appropriate provision and opportunities to improve their chances and achievements.


The team is made up of the following:

Ed Ives.Wara PhotoJan Neighbour
Ed Ives Wara
Head of Business Development
Jan Neighbour
Young Carers Manager
Lee GorehamRoxy Mills
Lee Goreham
Project Worker & Activities Worker
Roxy Mills
Project Support Worker & Family Support Worker
Vince ParkesJason Whiting
Vince Parkes
Youth Worker & Mentoring Lead
Jason Whiting
Youth Worker