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C A M B R I D G E Workshop 4 Mark Blake

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A presentation given at one of the National Youth Agency's regional events on the Governments new ten yearyouth strategy, called "Aiming High". …

A presentation given at one of the National Youth Agency's regional events on the Governments new ten yearyouth strategy, called "Aiming High".















For more information visit www.nya.org.uk/tenyearstrategy


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  • 1. Mark Blake- Head of Policy Commissioning & the Voluntary & Community Sector
  • 2. Aiming High- some key commitments
    • Greater involvement of the VCS in service delivery particularly targeting disadvantaged young people
    • Young people led commissioning processes
    • Investment in places to go for local areas
    • Wider availability and increased participation in positive activities
  • 3.
    • Need to have a high-level of young people involvement the sector can help facilitate this
    • Develop a high level of cooperation and partnership between large and small, statutory and voluntary
    • Recognise the strengths of the sector in the local area and build on those strengths
    How to involve the sector
  • 4. Challenges for commissioners
    • Putting young people at the heart of the decision making process
    • Understanding the needs of the local area
    • Recognising the potential conflicts that can arise from Local Authorities three roles as commissioner, provider and partnership facilitator
    • Stimulating joint working and consortiums where appropriate
    • Focussing on achievable and measurable quality outcomes rather than quantitative outputs
  • 5. What the sector can bring
    • Strong experience and understanding in particular communities and groups of young people
    • Experience of working with specific groups of young people not accessing mainstream services
    • Ability to react to emerging needs and preventative work
    • Volunteers
    • Access to different funding streams
    • Capital resources
  • 6. Where do we want to be? A new vision for young people’s services requires real leadership & partnership
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