Changes to Community Youth Work Service In Reigate and Banstead

Closed 6 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

Members of the public cited concern over the substantial reduction in youth work delivery at Banstead youth centre (YC).

Members of the public wanted to see more links between Banstead YC and Phoenix YC.

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 are proposing to increase the youth work delivery at Banstead YC from the original 3 hours to 6 hours per week. In addition to this a further 6 hours youth work per week will be delivered by YMCA East Surrey.
  • The CYWS recognises the good work of the young leader programmes at both Banstead YC and Phoenix YC. We will therefore develop a joint programme between the centres which we will look to implement in other youth centres in Reigate & Banstead.
  • The youth and community worker based at Phoenix YC will line manage CYW staff at Banstead YC.

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

 

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

Thursday 23rd July 2015 at The Annexe, Redhill Family Centre, 134-138 Station Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1ET.  Time 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Thursday 6th August 2015 at Horley Young People's Centre, The Old Fire Station, Albert Road, Horley RH6 7JA.   Time 19:00 pm to 21:00 pm

Thursday 30th July 2015 at Banstead Youth Centre, The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead, Surrey SM7 2BQ.    Time 19:00 pm to 21:00 pm

Monday 3rd August 2015 at Phoenix Youth Centre, Merland Rise, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5JG.  Time 19:00 pm to 21:00 pm

Saturday 8th August 2015 at The Annexe, Redhill Family Centre,  Fairfax Avenue, Redhill RH1 1HZ.  Time 13:00 pm to 16:00 pm

Areas

  • Reigate and Banstead

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