The Area Council Manager introduced this item, apprising Members of the discussions that took place at a recent stakeholder co-design workshop which explored the opportunity for a North Area Council funded young people’s project.
It was explained that four distinct areas of work were identified: emotional resilience, transition age (8-13), empowerment (mentoring and peer support) and risky behaviour. The vision was that ‘every young person, regardless of background, education or family circumstances, would have relevant access to service and opportunities that would inspire, motivate and enhance their current health, wellbeing and aspirations to improve their future self’. This vision will be used within the specification.
Many ideas were generated at the workshop, with a ‘Community Café’ voted as the preferred service. Key considerations from the workshop: work with young people must start in schools, community based provision should take a whole family approach; school holidays provide a developmental opportunity. It was acknowledged that defining outcomes and production of a service specification will be a complicated and time consuming process.
(i) Members noted the update, particularly the aims, objectives and outcomes which were identified at the workshop together with the possible activities and interventions which would address them; and
(ii) The Area Council Manager be tasked with using this information to draft a specification for the Young People’s Priority project which will address the identified gaps and opportunities.