John Paxton, Head of Youth Service Leeds, City Council Integrated Capital Strategy - A Case Study From Leeds
<ul><li>Implementation in context of an Integrated Youth Support Service </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a Youth Centre H...
Leeds Integrated Youth Support Service <ul><li>A “home” for an Integrated Capital Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Phase one of ...
Youth Centre Hub Strategy <ul><li>Builds on Leeds participation in Make Space project </li></ul><ul><li>Sets out to develo...
<ul><li>All youth work provision to take place via </li></ul><ul><li>mobile units </li></ul><ul><li>hiring and/or using co...
Decision Making Role of Young People <ul><li>Extending previous role operated in relation to Youth Capital Fund. </li></ul...
Leeds Youth Work Partnership <ul><li>Different to a Voluntary Youth Organisation’s Network (VYON). LYWP may be unique? </l...
Capacity and Role of Leeds City Council <ul><li>IYSS to extend role to take lead responsibility for Ten Year Youth Strateg...
<ul><li>The Market Place  </li></ul><ul><li>South Leeds hub centre </li></ul><ul><li>(to be described verbally on the day ...
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Leeds Workshop 1 Integrated Capital Strategy John Paxton

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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

Published in: Economy & Finance, Spiritual
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Leeds Workshop 1 Integrated Capital Strategy John Paxton

  1. 1. John Paxton, Head of Youth Service Leeds, City Council Integrated Capital Strategy - A Case Study From Leeds
  2. 2. <ul><li>Implementation in context of an Integrated Youth Support Service </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a Youth Centre Hub Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>The decision making role of young people </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of Leeds Youth Work Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>The resultant capacity and role of Leeds City Council to operate an integrated capital strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Some quick examples of progress </li></ul>Presentation will focus on key themes
  3. 3. Leeds Integrated Youth Support Service <ul><li>A “home” for an Integrated Capital Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Phase one of IYSS in Leeds brings together, as from April 2008, the following : </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Work provision via Leeds Youth Work Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>A localised Connexions service </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>PAYP and Out of School Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of youth engagement and decision making, including Youth Opportunity Fund and Youth Capital Fund. </li></ul><ul><li>All this is agreed by the Council’s Executive Board </li></ul>
  4. 4. Youth Centre Hub Strategy <ul><li>Builds on Leeds participation in Make Space project </li></ul><ul><li>Sets out to develop and/or establish integrated quality youth centres: </li></ul><ul><li>One in each of 5 wedges (possibly more than one) </li></ul><ul><li>Residential care </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative curriculum activity centre </li></ul><ul><li>City centre provision for vulnerable young people </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>All youth work provision to take place via </li></ul><ul><li>mobile units </li></ul><ul><li>hiring and/or using community centres as required </li></ul><ul><li>hiring and/or using other buildings as required </li></ul><ul><li>grants and commissioning voluntary organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Service freed up from previous substantial building responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Hub centres have multi agency and multi purpose focus </li></ul><ul><li>Quality is prioritised </li></ul><ul><li>Wherever possible, part of 0-19 provision too </li></ul>
  6. 6. Decision Making Role of Young People <ul><li>Extending previous role operated in relation to Youth Capital Fund. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Council is the accountable body </li></ul><ul><li>Important partnership with Reach Out and Reconnect (ROAR) ensuring hard to reach groups are fully involved </li></ul><ul><li>LCC ratification process of decisions is light touch and rapid </li></ul><ul><li>Targets set out in “Aiming High for young People” yet to be presented to Executive Board but every reason to be hopeful of a positive response. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Leeds Youth Work Partnership <ul><li>Different to a Voluntary Youth Organisation’s Network (VYON). LYWP may be unique? </li></ul><ul><li>Joint approach to service planning and delivery of services via LYWP </li></ul><ul><li>Combined sources of funding increase scope of youth work provision and scope for capital developments </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary sector very often providing good quality centres already </li></ul><ul><li>Joint funding panel for use of LCC Youth Work budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed quality assurance, MIS and performance management </li></ul><ul><li>A shared responsibility for targets </li></ul>
  8. 8. Capacity and Role of Leeds City Council <ul><li>IYSS to extend role to take lead responsibility for Ten Year Youth Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>All the themes described earlier will all play a part to shape the future for an integrated capital strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Working with 4Children to make full use of their Aiming Higher Quality Improvement Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to draw on a very wide range of funding sources, both nationally and locally </li></ul><ul><li>A very encouraging and positive time! </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Market Place </li></ul><ul><li>South Leeds hub centre </li></ul><ul><li>(to be described verbally on the day of the presentation) </li></ul>Examples of Progress

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