Changes to Community Youth Work Service In Epsom & Ewell

Closed 28 Aug 2015

Opened 6 Jul 2015

Feedback Updated 19 Dec 2017

We Asked

There is less money available for Services for Young People overall. This means we need to find ways of delivering youth work that make the most of the money we have. We want to use the money we have for youth work to make the biggest difference to young people. In particular, this means helping them to prepare for work and their adult life. To do this we need to divide the money we have between different parts of Surrey fairly to make sure that the young people who need support the most get it. We want to find out what you think about our plans and your ideas of how we can do things better.

You Said

The key findings from the consultation were:

Feedback was unanimous that we were putting youth workers in the areas where youth work was most needed and it could make the biggest difference to young people.

It was highlighted however that there should be an increase in youth work resources to support young people from Longmead.

It was felt that further consideration should be given during sessions to the travelling communities, Portuguese young people and those with disabilities.

It was suggested that partnership delivery approaches should be further developed to better support young people in the borough.

It was suggested that an open-access drop-in session should be introduced at The Focus.

We Did

Whilst we may not have always been able to fully address every concern, we have listened and will be making the following amendments in response to feedback:

  • Keep the youth work offer in the areas proposed.
  • Increase detached youth work delivered on the Longmead estate from 2.5 hours to 8.5 hours.
  • Continue to build on partnership links. Develop partnerships with Local prevention commissions to improve outcomes on Longmead and develop wider links with police, leisure and others to enhance the offer for young people.
  • Introduce an open session at The Focus.
  • Re-launch The Edge Youth Centre in Watersedge- Ruxley Ward.
  • Continue to make open sessions inclusive to all young people.

Results Updated 19 Dec 2017

Changes to community youth work are being made across the whole of Surrey. They are designed to: enable the community youth work service (CYWS) to better support the county council’s strategic goal of employability for young people; implement a county council cabinet steer to allocate more of our resources to the areas of greatest need; and respond positively to an overall funding reduction of 11% for community youth work across Surrey.

Following the consultation process, we have amended or developed our proposals to improve our local offer for young people. The findings summarise the county-wide changes.

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Overview

We are making changes to the Community Youth Work Service (CYWS) in Surrey. 

CYWS helps young people to be more employable by building their resilience, developing their skills and improving their wellbeing through youth work.

Youth work is often delivered from youth centres, but youth workers also work in the places where young people meet, for example in local parks. It is a way of working with young people that is voluntary and helps them to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence so that they can reach their goals. It is available to all young people, especially the ones who need support the most. We will work in partnership with other organisations to provide more activities for young people.

Why We Are Consulting

There is less money available for Services for Young People overall. This means we need to find ways of delivering youth work that make the most of the money we have. We want to use the money we have for youth work to make the biggest difference to young people. In particular, this means helping them to prepare for work and their adult life. To do this we need to divide the money we have between different parts of Surrey fairly to make sure that the young people who need support the most get it. We want to find out what you think about our plans and your ideas of how we can do things better.

Before beginning the survey, please read through the two documents attached below.

They will provide you with some background information on Epsom & Ewell and the Community Youth Work Service (CYWS). They will also talk through what plans, objectives and aims the CYWS have for Epsom & Ewell.

 

We would invite you to our public meetings to be held in Epsom & Ewell at the following venues on the following evenings

Tuesday 14th July 2015 at Focus Youth Centre, 9 Depot Road, Epsom, Surrey KT17 4RJ.  Time 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Thursday 23rd July 2015 at The Edge Youth Club, Rowden Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19 9PW. Time 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Areas

  • Epsom and Ewell

Audiences

  • Young people
  • Children in care
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Health professionals working with children
  • Councillors, MPs
  • Children with disabilities
  • CSF staff
  • Carers
  • Headteachers
  • Health providers
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Children's Centres
  • Employers
  • Care Leavers
  • SCC staff
  • District and borough council staff
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector organisations
  • HR staff
  • Adults Social Care staff
  • Users of Surrey pharmacies
  • Community pharmacies
  • Dispensing doctors
  • GPs
  • Healthcare providers
  • Representatives and individuals with an interest in Surrey pharmacy services
  • All Surrey residents

Interests

  • 12-19 year olds
  • 20-25 year olds
  • Commissioning
  • Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Disabilities
  • Parents and families
  • Staff
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Safeguarding children
  • Organisations that receive grant funding
  • Skills
  • Recruitment
  • Policy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Adult Social Care