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Meet The Support Team

To help set-up and run the Wave project we have engaged with experienced and established organizations. Their historical and continued help in guiding and ensuring that we do the right things, understand any risks, establish suitable policies (such as safeguarding) has been invaluable.

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Gary Davies &
Naomi Towns


Community First

WAVE has been very fortunate to have the support and guidance of Gary Davies and Naomi Towers from Community First. Gary has been advising from the start, helping with the structure of a community organisation protocols and funding. WAVE successfully secured the funding enabling the commission of Y Services to complete research to establish what the young people would like/need on Hayling, Gary’s input was invaluable. Gary guided step by step the process required to become a charity which WAVE successfully achieved 11th August 2020. Naomi has now taking on the lead role supporting us and has helped us to secure lottery funding to allow us to continue to run for the next three years.  

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Lisa Barnett

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lisa is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) bring her experience and knowledge from her safeguarding role as a DSL and manager of the Hayling Community Preschool. 


Y Services was commissioned by The Wave Project to find out what young people’s views were on youth work delivery and support for young people on Hayling Island. This report details the results of a survey completed by 317 young people. The survey findings provide a narrative and context for the planning and development of possible youth work and support, which has guided the Wave project.

Survey Methodology

The survey was distributed to students in the Hayling College and was available online. The following organisations on Hayling Island were contacted with a link to the online survey or a supply of hard copies of the paper survey:

  • Hayling Scouts

  • Hayling United Reform Church - Youth Church

  • Army Cadets

  • Guides

  • Hayling United FC

  • Scouts

  • Mengham Rythe Sailing Club

  • The Golf Club

  • The Army Cadets,

  • The Catholic Church (St Patrick's)

  • The two Anglican churches - St Peter's and St Mary's The Heart of Hayling Boxing

  • Hayling Island Community Centre

  • HISC / Hayling Island Sailing club

  • St Andrew's Football club

  • HI Rock (climbing wall)

A random street survey was also undertaken.  

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