Exeter Workshop 1 Tim B


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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".

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

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  • Context North Somerset, small Unitary Authority established in 1996. Children & Young Peoples Directorate formed a couple of years ago and prior to that the Youth Service was outside of Education Networking across smaller authorities is much easier but the economies of scale some time conspire against us. Solid Ofsted report in 2006 did identify that some buildings were of variable quality. This ensured that the youth service position within the capital strategy was highlighted. Delivery of Youth Work across the District relies on range of buildings. Youth Capital has contributed to improving standards Limited building stock owned by NSC, owned by Voluntary Management Committees, rented / leased by Management Committees
  • Exeter Workshop 1 Tim B

    1. 1. Is …… Aiming High for Young People by Integrating Capital Strategies
    2. 2. <ul><li>So what's out there at the moment: </li></ul><ul><li>Locality Working </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Youth Support & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Common Assessment Framework (CAF) </li></ul><ul><li>Building Schools for the Future (BSF) </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Centre Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating Services for Disabled Children </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Point etc etc etc…….. </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Your position within the “Partnership&quot; is important </li></ul><ul><li>Work hard to be around the table. Identify what you bring. Local knowledge, young peoples involvement etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear about what you do – and what you don’t do. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand your principles. </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a positive “can do” culture, be brave challenge the stereotype, think outside the box! </li></ul><ul><li>Think broader that YS age range and engage in cross age range work and transferable skills e.g.. young parents work, play rangers, disabled young people </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Capital Fund – small but dynamic, YP driven. </li></ul><ul><li>Children Centre Capital Funds – involving local people </li></ul><ul><li>Section 106 Contributions – new housing developments </li></ul><ul><li>Locally raised community funds </li></ul><ul><li>Town & Parish Councils </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Challenges, </li></ul><ul><li>So tell me what do you think the challenges are? </li></ul><ul><li>Local politics, District, Town and Parish </li></ul><ul><li>Local peoples plans being too ambitious, </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership working, challenging but fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Working within the 0 – 19 framework </li></ul><ul><li>Differing expectations; </li></ul><ul><li>Local Authority planning process – a challenge! </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Portishead Youth Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Locally Authority owned on Town Council leased land, managed by a voluntary Management Committee with staff employed by the Council. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Service Project Managing, </li></ul><ul><li>Management Committee reps on Project Board </li></ul><ul><li>Children Centre funds, Section 106 Contributions, Town Council contributions, YCF & significant local community fund raising </li></ul><ul><li>Young People to appoint architect & design consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Complex due to funding gap & time limited funds </li></ul><ul><li>Cross party support assists greatly </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Worle Children & Young Peoples Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Old School building, council owned, </li></ul><ul><li>Children Centre funds, YCF. </li></ul><ul><li>Children Centre Programme Project Managing </li></ul><ul><li>Community based Project Board </li></ul><ul><li>Young people involvement from initial consultation and design phase. </li></ul><ul><li>Will provide dedicated space for Youth Work Office & group work room </li></ul><ul><li>Centre available for youth work during young peoples leisure time & project based work </li></ul><ul><li>Strong partnerships across 0 – 19 years agencies </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Banwell Children & Young Peoples Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Parish Council owned Community Centre, with heavy Youth Work presence. </li></ul><ul><li>Complicated local Politics. </li></ul><ul><li>Children Centre funds only. </li></ul><ul><li>Children Centre Programme Project Managing </li></ul><ul><li>Community based Project Board </li></ul><ul><li>Young people involved in initial consultation and design phase </li></ul><ul><li>Youth work delivered on minimum 3 evenings plus day time by negotiation. </li></ul>