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

    • Mark Blake- Head of Policy Commissioning & the Voluntary & Community Sector
    • 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
      • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Where do we want to be? A new vision for young people’s services requires real leadership & partnership
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