The Area Council Manager referenced two working groups held on 25th April and 18th May, 2016 to discuss and refine the proposed idea, which built on the positive results of the Summer Holiday Internship.
The working groups involved Members, and representatives from Targeted Information Advice and Guidance, and from the Young People’s Skills and Enterprise Service. Together a positive way forward was arrived at, and the basis of a coproduced specification that would be additional and complementary to existing services.
The initial project was outlined in appendix 1 of the report, and it was proposed that the service would engage 20 people, but it was thought this should be higher. It was suggested that the project would require engaging 2 part time staff for approximately 18 months. It was therefore suggested that an indicative figure of £50,000 per annum be allocated to the project.
Members agreed that a more developed specification for the project be developed, with a further meeting of the working group being convened if required.
(i) that the draft project proposal be endorsed;
(ii) and that a detailed specification be developed for consideration at a future meeting of the Area Council, with an indicative allocation of £50,000 per annum.