Changes to Community Youth Work Service In Mole Valley

Closed 23 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:

A number of concerns were raised about the potential discontinuation of the Go Karting project at Ashtead.

It was perceived that the document did not accurately reflect the number of face to face hours that would be delivered in the centres.

It was identified that a large proportion of young people access the Leatherhead centre from the Ashtead wards and vice versa.

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:

  • The Go Karting session which was initially recommended to be disbanded will now continue as a partnership project. The county council will provide the equipment, buildings, insurance and lead member of staff and partnership funding will be sought for running costs and additional members of staff/volunteers expenses. This project will also be expanded to a district offer.
  • The delivery table now reflects both face to face hours and the number of actual hours paid to staff for clarity purposes.
  • A concern was expressed over the loss of specific targeted/issue based sessions within some centres. CYWS will retain a focus on these issues within our core offer and look to external organisations to enhance delivery within the open access sessions.
  • Clarification was requested as to how many staff would work within each session. Whilst this is dependent on the session the expectation for an open access session would be a minimum of one leader in charge and two assistant youth workers.

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

 

We would invite you to our public meetings to be held in Mole Valley in the evenings at the following venues (times will be confirmed shortly) :-

Monday 20th July 205 at Ashtead Youth Centre, Barnet Wood Lane, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2BZ

Thursday 30th July 2015 at The Malthouse Youth Cente, Mll Lane, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1DX

Thursday 6th August 2015 at Leatherhead Youth Project, All Saints, Kingston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7BT.  Time 13:00 to 15:00pm on a drop in basis at any time during this period.

Thursday 6th August 2015 at St George's Christian Centre, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2DA.  Time 19:00 pm to 21:00 pm.  

Wednesday 12th August 2015 at The Harvest Community Church, Stubs Hill, Goodwyns Road, Dorking, Surrey.  Time between 14:00 pm and 16:00 pm

Areas

  • Mole Valley

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