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A Re-invigorated Role for Youth Work?

In these times of austerity, continuing deficit reductions and the closure of so-called ‘lesser priority’ services have seen the position and value of youth work severely questioned. The true reality of this depends very much, of course, on locality and … Continue reading

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Don’t take more … give it back!

I awoke this morning early; the echoes of a vivid dream burning in my mind! I was at a conference about young people’s policy. The whole tone of the conference reeked of ‘Do more, with less”; one of the more … Continue reading

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The impact of funding changes…

This last week has been one of turmoil, I love my job as CEO and most of the tasks I undertake are enjoyable. However putting people at risk of redundancy is not a job I enjoy. This week we have … Continue reading

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Does it matter who pays for the youth service?

A new model of funding is emerging and is gaining considerable traction among the not-for-profit sector, including the youth service. There are many terms associated with this new funding model, including, social investment, social finance, social impact bonds, and infrastructure … Continue reading

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Increasing youth sector engagement with business

I was at a networking event with a difference earlier this week – an opportunity for youth sector organisations to talk to a range of private sector businesses about ways in which they might work more closely together. Whilst perhaps … Continue reading

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A youth sector in crisis with significant challenges ahead

Greenwich Council has sub-contracted their universal youth provision to Charlton Athletic Football Club, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is moving towards a social enterprise model, the National Citizenship Service along with the Positive for Youth initiative is dominating the lion’s share of central government’s youth … Continue reading

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