Nya Regional Nov 07 New Version Birmingham Hugh W1

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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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Nya Regional Nov 07 New Version Birmingham Hugh W1

  1. 1. Children, Young People and Families Services Integrated Capital Strategies The Warwickshire Way (we hope!) Division for Young People Hugh Disley [email_address] Telephone: 01926 742578 Mobile: 07920 822018
  2. 2. Children, Young People and Families Services <ul><li>Capital expenditure on youth facilities and </li></ul><ul><li>places to go </li></ul><ul><li>The Quirk Review </li></ul><ul><li>Building Schools for the Future – Extended Services </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy First – Assets follow </li></ul><ul><li>Rules of engagement – Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Rules of engagement - Affordability </li></ul><ul><li>Camp Hill </li></ul>
  3. 3. Children, Young People and Families Services <ul><li>THE QUIRK REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer asset ownership and management to community groups </li></ul><ul><li>Balance of benefits and liabilities for transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Risk worth taking </li></ul><ul><li>Political will, management imagination and business focused </li></ul><ul><li>Best guidance / Risk assessment tool-kit / access to expert advice / smarter investment of public funds / promotion campaign </li></ul>
  4. 4. Children, Young People and Families Services <ul><li>BUILDING SCHOOLS FOR THE FUTURE </li></ul><ul><li>1 Secondary School on the way by 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>3 Secondary School’s by 2016 </li></ul><ul><li>Our original bid is already 50% of the actual costs </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 50% of the floor area within each authority’s. BSF project can be new build. The remaining floor space is funded such that 35% can be refurbished and15% undergo minor works </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Services = lots of priorities and partners </li></ul>
  5. 5. Children, Young People and Families Services <ul><li>STRATEGY FIRST – ASSETS FOLLOW </li></ul><ul><li>Right thing, right place, right environment, run by the right people! </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Services – needs led looking at demographics – useful life of ? Years </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent or temporary, static or mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed economy of capital and revenue under the new rules = affordability </li></ul>
  6. 6. Children, Young People and Families Services <ul><li>Rules of engagement – Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of young people – ability to look beyond their term – what inheritance for those to come </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Opportunities Fund – Capital programme </li></ul><ul><li>23 capital projects £200,000 2007-08 </li></ul><ul><li>19 capital projects £225,000 2006-07 </li></ul><ul><li>25% targets of budgets for Promoting Positive Activities to include young people in decision making </li></ul>
  7. 7. Children, Young People and Families Services <ul><li>Rules of engagement - Affordability </li></ul><ul><li>Local Authorities permission to borrow is based on them being able to demonstrate you can afford the ongoing costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore need firm commitment of partners to co-habit and manage assets – pooled budgets. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital investment in Youth facilities will look at sustainability and have a third party involvement </li></ul>
  8. 8. Children, Young People and Families Services <ul><li>Camp Hill </li></ul><ul><li>The No 1 most deprived super output area in Warwickshire. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth & Community Service worked with Streetscape </li></ul><ul><li>Aim- The key aim for this project was to facilitate a project that enabled young people to take a leading role in the planning, design and development of the new Camp Hill Youth Centre. </li></ul><ul><li>LSC bid 2003 / Consultation with young people off the estate 2005 / Streetscape work with young people on design 2006 / Building finished May 2007 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Children, Young People and Families Services Camp Hill – The Design Stage 1 This stage involved meeting with a group of young people to discuss the outcomes from the consultation that had already taken place and to begin the initial planning of the residential Stage 2 This stage was a field trip to London to visit the Stowe Youth Centre to allow the young people to see a finished, modern centre and to inspire their ideas. Stage 3 This stage involved a three day residential consisting of a number of interactive participative activities and exercises that enabled the young people to explore their views and opinions, to identify the needs and wants for the centre, and to plan the various elements of the design.
  10. 10. Children, Young People and Families Services Camp Hill – The Design Stage 4 This stage consisted of the spatial planning and layout design for the new centre, working to the brief outlined by the young people at the residential. Stage 5 This stage consisted of a meeting with the young people to look at the design ideas, make suggestions for changes and make their final design decisions. Stage 6 The final stage was the gathering and evaluation of the project evidence to produce this evaluation report.
  11. 11. Children, Young People and Families Services Camp Hill - The Young People’s Decisions : The Den – Somewhere to Chill – Tropical Beach The EDD Room – AIG / Computers / Artist Studio The Music Room – Decks / Music / Night-club Other rooms – Lobby (news board), Sports Hall / Kitchen / Hallway (vending machines) / Youth Worker room (advice)
  12. 12. Children, Young People and Families Services Workshop Questions 1.1 Who needs to be involved in developing the capital strategy and how do we get them involved? 1.2 What needs to be done in order to develop capital strategies at a local authority level and at regional and national levels? 1.3 How do we secure a place for young people in the planning of Integrated Capital Strategies?

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