New youth worker to help after school

Calderdale Methodist Circit youth worker Laura Woodfine.
Calderdale Methodist Circit youth worker Laura Woodfine.

A YOUTH and church link worker has been appointed in the first role of its kind for the Calderdale Methodist Church Circuit.

Laura Woodfine, who has a degree in youth work, will be out and about on the streets of Halifax from this week to speak to children after school. Laura stressed the aim was not to involve youngsters with the church but to find out their needs – such as a place to hang out and do homework. She said: “We want to engage with young people when schools have finished and help them feel valued and cared for.”