Changes to Community Youth Work Service In Spelthorne

Closed 4 Sep 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 desire for a more equal distribution of sessions across the five centres.

It was suggested that we should ensure there was a service provided to support young parents, specifically with finding employment.

It was suggested that a young carers session was needed that young people from across the borough could access.

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:

  • We have highlighted the distribution of sessions across the five centres that are specific to the area and those that are borough wide programmes.
  • The borough wide programmes will be located in the areas of highest need for that specific target group.
  • There is a borough wide targeted session for young parents in which we will be able to address employment. There are also two 16-24 drop in sessions that could be accessed by young parents.
  • We will be delivering a session for young carers as part of the borough wide programme. We will ensure that this takes place.

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 Spelthorne and the Community Youth Work Service (CYWS). They will also talk through what plans, objectives and aims the CYWS have for Spelthorne.

 

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

Wednesday 15th July 2015 at Ashford Youth Centre, Kenilworth Road, Ashford TW15 3EL.  Time 18:30pm to 20:00pm

Thursday 16th July 2015 at Shepperton Youth Club, Shepperton Court Drive, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 8EJ.  Time 18:30pm to 20:00pm

Tuesday 28th July 2015 at Sunbury Youth Centre, Bryony Way, off Beechwood Avenue, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 7QL.  Time 18:30pm to 20:00pm

Tuesday 11th August 2015  at Leacroft Youth Centre, Leacroft, Staines TW18 4NN.  Time 18:30 pm to 20:00 pm

Areas

  • Spelthorne

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