Ether Programme (Wipers)

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Age: 10-17
Sex: male
Cost: yes




  • Support young people from BAME background to increase personal development and leadership skills



The Programme is 8 weeks long, with each session lasting 90 minutes. The Programme is targeted specifically at young black, Asian and ethnic minority males. Some of the core components of the Programme include:

  • Identity and perception of self
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Attitude and behaviour
  • Independent thinking

Wipers run the programme on behalf of the Service, on site (or where deemed appropriate) and also complete pre and post questionnaires with young people to track any changes.
You can access video testimonials from young people that attended the Ether Programme here. Both Hammersmith and Fulham YOS and Camden YOT overall have both received positive feedback from the young people and staff around the programme.



Implementing the practice:

  • Camden YOT have a Session Worker that attend together with the Wipers team to support and co-facilitate the Ether sessions. The staff that attends from the YOT is a staff member that is also from a BAME background, in keeping with the ethos of the programme
  • Camden YOT pay for the programme, which runs on average twice yearly, via the YOT budget
  • Hammersmith and Fulham, also commission the training through the YOT budget as well as match funding opportunity with Wipers
  • At Camden YOT, staff from Wipers attend a pre-interview with the young people that have been referred to the programme to ensure suitability and support positive engagement
  • Hammersmith and Fulham YOS also have a member of staff that liaises and co-facilitates with Wipers, however the person is rotated based on availability of staff

Wipers, complete an evaluation at the end of the programme with the Services and provide that information



YOT: Hammersmith and Fulham YOS
Name: Alison Sabaroche
Telephone: 020 8753 4602

YOT: Camden YOT
Name: Arthur Waters
Telephone: 020 7974 5457


Source Organisation: Wipers
Name: Sammy Odoi


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