All the latest news and information from Cornwall Youth Work Partnership 

June 2013 Newsletter

We produce an edition of this newsletter each month. If you have an item for the next edition, please send it to by Friday 21st June 2013.  This newsletter also appears on our website.
Richard McKie
Chief Executive Officer, Cornwall Youth Work Partnership
CYWP Project News
Introducing a New Member - White Gold Cornwall

White Gold Cornwall began in 2003 working with young people who were at risk of offending and proved to be very successful.  However, central Government funding was cut and as a result White Gold Cornwall Community Interest Company was formed in 2011.

The Team work with vulnerable, at risk young people ages between 7 and 21 and address the same issues in an assessment/mentoring/advocacy role.

White Gold work very closely with schools, Social Care and the Police which is where the funding is provided and are currently mid-West operationally but hope to work in the East in the near future.  The Patron of White Gold Cornwall is Colonel Edward Bolitho, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.

For more information, please contact White Gold by email, telephone  01209 310 676 or visit the website.

New SPACE Youth Group in Wadebridge

Action for Children Cornwall SPACE is a Cornwall Council funded service providing holiday activities and youth groups for disabled children and young people aged between 5 – 18. There is a new youth group for disabled young people starting in Wadebridge Children’s Centre on Monday 3rd June.  Please click here for more details.

Summer Activity Provision at BF Adventure
BF adventure are running their third summer activities programme targeting provision at:
  • Yr 11 leavers with no known destination 
  • Those who may require support from June until September to successfully make the next step into further learning
  • There will also be limited places for other young people aged 14 - 19 who may benefit from engaging in a course structured to include activities with a focus on confidence and self esteem building, teamwork and leadership.
There is no cost and transport will be provided with pickups from Truro, Falmouth / Penryn, Helston and Camborne / Pool / Redruth areas. Spaces will be limited and there will be two selection days for young people with proposed dates being Monday 24th June and Monday 1st July.

If you are considering referring any young people you are working with, contact Rachael at BF Adventure.
Training and Volunteering Opportunities for Young People

Volunteer Cornwall are offering free training and volunteering opportunities to young people aged 16 – 17. To qualify for the Prospect Re-engage project, the young people need to:

  • Not be in education, employment or training AND
  • Have no more than 1 GCSE A*-C OR
  • Have been recently released from custody OR
  • Be in care or have previously been in care

Those enrolled in the project will have one-to-one mentoring and help identifying their goals.  For further information, contact Steve Roberts at Volunteer Cornwall by email or on 07968 706112.

WILD Independent Living Project

WILD recently won £60,000 from Comic Relief through a public vote on NetMums. The money will be used to deliver Independent Living work with young parents and their families. Wild's Project Worker, Cheryl Macfarlane runs workshops on housing, benefits, debt and household management for young mums and dads across the county. She also offers outreach and advocacy with housing, utilities and benefits agencies, as well as supporting debt reduction plans and Debt Relief Orders.
WILD are also running their 'Smile and Be Safe' home safety project, which focuses on prevention of poisoning, burns and accidents at home. Current priority areas, based on Cornwall accident data, include nappy sack, blind cord and hair straightener safety. WILD are a national partner with RoSPA, and can offer support around carbon monoxide safety, as well as carbon monoxide alarms for young parents.
Please contact Cheryl Macfarlane for more info.

Young People Information Bus

The Young People's Information Bus will be at the following locations every Tuesday until mid-June 2013:

Four Lanes, School: 3.30 – 4.30pm
Tuckingmill SK8 Park: 4.45 – 6pm
Pengegan, Tesco car park: 6.30 - 7.30pm
Troon, layby opposite park: 7.45 - 8.45pm

The bus provides a confidential service, runs the C-card scheme, is EEFO approved and provides signposting to other services. For more information, contact the Young People Cornwall main office: 01872 222 447

Project funded by Cornwall Council.

Public Consultation
The Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking for input from the community in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as the region lines up for future European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 - 2020.

European funding has already made a huge economic and social impact on businesses and residents in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly due to the Objective One programme (2000-2006) and the present Convergence Programme (2007-2013). The new programme, which will run from 2014-2020 aims to continue this good work.

For more information and to reply to the consultation, please click here.
Training and Qualifications
National Diploma in Volunteer Management
Volunteer Cornwall will be starting the next group on the National Certificate and National Diploma in Volunteer Management in July. There is a limited special offer for the July Start date only:
Certificate in Volunteer Management - fully funded for new volunteers both employed and unemployed if you are:
  • 16+
  • Living, working or volunteering in Hayle, Pool (includes Camborne and Redruth), Truro, Newquay, Bodmin or Liskeard
  • Have not previously volunteered or only started volunteering in the last 2 months
Further information, programme dates and prices are available by emailing Marianne at Volunteer Cornwall or phone 01872 266987.
Young People's Sexual Health Training
The Health Promotion Service are holding a free one day training session titled 'Fantasy vs Reality: The Impact and Influence of Pornography on Young People'. The training is available for all organisations working with young people. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of sexual health.
It will be held at the Health Promotion Service in Pool on Friday 12th July, 9.30am - 4.00pm.
For the course information please click here.  To book onto the training please click here.
If you have any further queries, please contact Emma Gardner by email or telephone 01209 313419.
Leaving Care Vacancy
Action for Children currently have a part-time vacancy in the Leaving Care Team. Click here to view the details. Apply via the Action for Children website.  Closing date 3rd June 2013.
New Funding Programme - Cornwall Crimebeat 
The programme is aimed at any not-for-profit organisation, with the aim of reducing crime within Cornwall. Applications must be for specific projects and funds must be spent within 1 year. Grants range from £250 - £5000.  
  • Project outcomes must be to enhance the skills and personal development of young people under the age of 30 years and target those at risk of the following: offending, anti-social behaviour, drug & alcohol abuse, school absenteeism.
  • The project must demonstrate crime prevention.
  • The project must be volunteer led and benefit your community.
  • The project must be completed within one year of the grant offer unless agreed otherwise.
Some restrictions do apply.  For full grant guidelines please Click here. Click here for the application form

The application deadline date is 17th June 2013 and the panel meeting will take place on 8th July 2013.
Sportivate Project
Sportivate is a six week project to get ‘semi-sporty’ 14 – 25 year olds into regular sport/physical activity.  The initial 6 weeks are funded by Cornwall Sports Partnership and funding can be requested for:
  • Coaching
  • Equipment
  • Facilities
  • Coach training
  • Marketing
  • Travel
Click here for more information and contact details.
Proving Impact
The Department for Education has been working with the Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT) to set up an open access data bank of quality assured impact studies on services and programmes that support the development of young people, such as those charged with preventing risky behaviour or ensuring better labour market outcomes for young people. 

Those who deliver programmes for young people can have their evaluation studies assessed for impact and quality and then deposited in the repository so that users can know whether their service has genuine impact.  The webpage also includes useful information on how to get good evidence which measures impact, rather than just showing that a service has been delivered.

The repository allocates each study an impact and a quality grade.  There are currently 13 programmes in the repository with more to be added in the next couple of months.

Click here for more information.
Regional Events
The Big Hospitality Conversation - Regional Roadshow
The Big Hospitality Conversation is taking place on Monday 10th June between 10am and 1pm at the Eden Project.  It brings together hospitality businesses and young people (who are or have been unemployed, on work experience or on an apprenticeship) to stimulate a dialogue on employability skills, work experience and apprenticeships.
For further information, please click here. If you would like to attend and bring young people that you work with to meet employers in the sector, please contact Sam Coulstock at Springboard by email or telephone 07798 608 333.
Effective Co-production with Young People
There are still a few places remaining on this one-day course which will help you plan a training day, consultation or event with young people where they can take the lead and run activities with other young people or adults.  It is taking place on Wednesday 10th July at Wellington Young People’s Centre, Somerset.  

For more information, please click here for the event flyer. Email your completed booking form to Jane Shipton at the Regional Youth Work Unit by Wednesday 26th June at the latest.

If you are a charity working with young people and are interested in becoming a member of CYWP, please click here for more details.

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