Priortity One: Building Stronger Partnerships

  Background

Leveraging investment and building stronger cross sector partnerships. Innovative resourcing approaches, time banking, sharing resources, and expertise across the region.

‘In the year 2016/17 and beyond, there is likely to be at least £26m more cuts in youth service spending, the loss of around 800 more jobs, more than 30 youth centres closed, and 45,000 more youth service places for young people removed’.

(Unison Report 2016 The Damage)

‘Local authorities in England lost 27 per cent of their spending power between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in real terms. Some services, such as planning and ‘supporting people’ (discretionary social care with a preventative or enabling focus) have seen cumulative cuts to the order of 45 per cent’.

(Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2016)

  Why

‘Together We Go Further’

We will be more effective and have more impact, the current challenges and issues cannot be resolved aloneLeveraging investment and building stronger cross sector partnerships. Innovative resourcing approaches, time banking, sharing resources, and expertise across the region.

 What

  • To develop a cultural shift across sectors – ‘Together we are stronger’
  • Developing shared identity and values around supporting young Londoners
  • Co-production across programmes, delivery change with young people
  • Bold messaging ‘Young People Count’ and ‘Youth Work Works’ – every stakeholder to be a voice
  • Increasing business engagement structures across London

 How

  • Work with other partners i.e. the GLA to map and model young people’s emerging needs and resourcing
  • Create a cross-sector resource map – what have we got and what do we need e.g. marketing and comms expertise to sell our stories
  • Showcase successful models and evidence via a central space connecting people who work with young people
  • Create and promote an elevator pitch for the Vision4YL and continue to promote this way of working
  • Focus on long term outcomes and also intermediate, what can we change today – just do it

Ask for the GLA

To have youth voice on represented on the Skills for Londoners Board to influence the LEAP

Next Meeting

Action points for meeting 18.07.2017

Actions from Priority meetings 24.10.2017

For more information or to sign up to be part of the steering group for this priority please contact zoe.nation@cityoflondon.gov.uk