Participating Project

Project information

Youth Club Adviser

To engage with young people aged 12 - 25 working in partnership with the Purbeck Youth & Community Foundation.To provide information and advice on independent living skills, money management,budgeting and tenant responsibilities.Our work will be interactive & in a location where young people go.

Our project will run initially for 12 months, we intend to evaluate after 9 months with the view to extend or develop it further

Charity information: Purbeck Citizens Advice Bureau

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  • Need

    Need

    We are hoping to increase our engagement with young people , we know this age group is underrepresented. Evidence shows young people want to talk to someone they can trust in a place where they already go, and for all the advice they need being available within in one place.
    Locating in a youth centre is an effective way of reaching and engaging disaffected and excluded young people.

    Solution

    Working in partnership with the youth club will enable a ‘trust transfer’ between professionals. Relationships will be formed in a more informal way.Using interactive and fun activities we will be tackling social inadequacies in a less regimented way.Providing advice, tips, tactics, support networks and awareness raising we believe will
    increase young peoples chances of stability in independent lives.
    This project may also help increase their confidence in their abilities and themselves

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To develop independent living skills with young people through advice & support sessions

    Activities

    » Placing a Youth Club worker in the centre during existing sessions. We will develop & deliver tailored information and training workshops.

    Success will be measured through the attendance at sessions and the educational value provided to the youth club and the school.Recording attendance will demonstrate success


    Aim 2

    To develop work experience and volunteering opportunities for young people.

    Activities

    » By engaging with young people and building trust we will work with them to establish how we can support them with work experience.

    Success will be developing a volunteering programme with the young people which will provide them with oportunities. We will measure success through engagement .


  • Impact

    Impact

    Developing this service will improve educational activities for young people in Purbeck. The activity will support the work of the Youth Club and the senior school, neither of whom are providing education in money management skills.The project will help to reduce the number of young people getting in financial difficulties in later life.We will demonstrate the success by recording attendance at our sessions and monitoring improvements in understanding over the year.

    Risk

    The biggest risk is lack of engagement. We have carried out consultation with the Youth Club workers and the youth club service users. The feedback was overwhelmingly in support of developing this service.We also spoke to a focus group of young people aged 16. All agreed that interactive sessions would be something they would attend at the youth club.

    Reporting

    We will prepare a mid term report and an end of year report. The report will be sent out electronically or hard copies made available if required. The report will be added to our website and Twitter account. We will also share the report with our supporters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,859

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,964 youth worker salary 18 months salary
      £329 travel youth worker travel expenses
      £3,124 Project management salary costs
      £544 training includes DBS checks
      £1,178 IT laptops for youth club and youth worker
      £540 Incentives trips, shopping etc.
      £400 stationary printing and paper
      £780 Hosting Youth Club hosting fee for sessions
  • Background

    Location

    The project will be based in the Wareham youth club which serves Wareham and the outlying villages across a radius of approximately 10 miles.
    Purbeck is an area which suffers from rural deprivation with low-income households having limited access to housing, goods and services & a
    lack of opportunities.Rural transport is poor, many households have no choice but to spend a high proportion of their income on running a car, reducing surplus income.It also reduces access to the youth club.

    Beneficiaries

    The Centre is attended by a wide demographic, representative of Purbeck. It is well attended by young people between the ages of 12 – 21.There are diverse abilities and also a disabled access session.We are also partnered with the local Disabled Club and have shared use of their minibus to enable us to bring in young people who lack transport.
    Linking people together will ultimately build stronger support networks in our community and develop better relationships and awareness.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are located close to the youth club therefore providing easy access to our service if required. We are 90% run by volunteers who are fully trained and supported to provide information and advice as well as financial capability training. We are a recognised brand and are Quality Assured. The project will benefit from our office resources. Our experience of working with volunteers as well as our detailed policies and procedures demonstrate effective & professional management processes.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Su Evans - Citizens Advice Staff

    Su will be employed as our Youth Worker.She will develop and deliver the sessions and work with young people to create volunteering opportunities .

    Kevin Vasey - Purbeck Youth And Community Foundation Partner

    Kevin manages the youth club and is responsible for the activities and young peoples welfare. He will work closely with Su to develop the project.

    Purbeck Citizens Advice

    The service will provide support for those young people who raise issues which they require advice. Our fully trained advisers will give this service

    Purbeck Disabled Club - Partner

    This partner will provide the use of their minibus to enable us to transport young people into the club and for incentive trips out.