As STREET ANGELS we're out on the streets late on a weekend night to be there for people when we're needed, particularly for those who are vulnerable or are in difficulty. Wearing our distinctive blue jackets we are visible presence on the streets helping to improve the safety of those who are using our bars, restaurants, theatres and public transport. We're building up relationships in our community, so that people know we are there to help and to be available to call the appropriate services if they are needed. How does this benefit the people of Scarborough? As a church led team of volunteers we aim to demonstrate the practical love of Christ on our streets, but the team is people from all backgrounds. Not all of us go to church, but we all want to make our town a better place to be
Community Angels has grown out of the existing Angels’ work. We are building on that same vision and desire to help the vulnerable and make a positive difference in our town. Community Angels are here to help by providing support and encouragement to people in our local community. As with all our Angels initiatives we are working in close partnership with the local community, the North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough Borough Council and other local charities and agencies (such as the Rainbow Centre for example). We are an initiative of the local churches and initially our heart and focus is for the Castle Ward. We are a church led team of volunteers who have all undergone training and are eager to help you.
Youth Angels is about involving our community in making a difference in the community. Originally working as detached teams on Friday Nights we have expanded the work to included other diversionary activities including Youth Club on Fridays and Friday Club early evening on Fridays for under 12s. Through relationship and leadership Youth Angels can be more proactive than Street Angels and be involved in education towards a safer, more healthy lifestyle, including the avoidance of risky behaviour. We can provide knowledge and support to help young people to enjoy and achieve, to make a positive contribution and to achieve economic well-being. As Christians we believe an essential aspect of being healthy, staying safe, enjoying life and achieving is spiritual exploration and awareness.