Manchester Voluntary Sector Assembly: Working with Young People

This Voluntary Sector Assembly is an opportunity to discuss how work with young people in the city has been impacted by funding cuts and how the sector has been able to respond to that, and also how different ‘pockets’ of activity might be better coordinated or joined up more effectively. You will hear about Help Through Crisis, a joint project involving Manchester Mind, the GM Coalition for Disabled People and Centrepoint, which supports young people. Included in this is the issue of how the project learning can be built into other work once the project funding ceases.

Becky Bainbridge from Reclaim will also be speaking about their work to support young people, particularly in Moss Side and Hulme, to develop their leadership skills.

This event would be useful to anyone in the Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector who works with young people. The draft programme is attached below (including a range of three workshops to choose from):

Draft programme

1.30 - 1.45pm     Welcome and introduction

1.45 - 2.00pm     Introduction and scene setting – Manchester Mind and Young Manchester

2.00 - 2.30pm     Showcase Help Through Crisis project – Manchester Mind

2.30 - 2.45pm     Break

2.45 - 3.30pm     Workshops:

1. Most significant change - types of outcomes and stories
2. Coordinating young people’s services across Manchester
3. Young people’s voice

3.30 - 4.00pm      Investing in young people as future leaders – Becky Bainbridge, Reclaim

4.00 - 4.30pm      Final plenary - How do we work in partnership across the city and nationally?

4.30pm                Close

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