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):
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?