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Consultation on the future operation of Powys Youth Services

Powys County Council is currently asking for views on two options for the redesign of how Youth Services and Youth Clubs are delivered in the county. The options are:

Option 1: 

Powys County Council’s Youth Service will continue to provide the current five youth clubs in Welshpool, Newtown, Llandrindod, Brecon and Ystradgynlais and have a youth worker in place in every High School in Powys.

To do this they will need to reduce the number of youth club buildings they own (sell them) and run sessions from other venues instead to save money on heating, lighting, repairs, etc. It would also require changing the hours youth workers work to term time only.

Option 2: 

Powys County Council’s Youth Service would completely change the way the youth service operates by ‘Commissioning’ out all activities instead to charities, clubs or private organisations to run. They will be paid to provide these activities across the whole of Powys (not just in the five current youth club towns) using the national CASH curriculum which youth clubs are currently working to (Citizenship, Arts, Sports and Health).

In this option, youth workers would continue to be in place at each High School but may not work for Powys County Council. This would however mean that PCC would no longer directly provide a youth club in any town

The consultation closes on Sunday 13 August 2017 and responses can be made online at: http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/corporate/find-out-about-consultations-in-powys/new-look-youth-service-survey-2017/

PAVO will be making a formal response to this consultation and if you have views or concerns you would like us to reflect in that response, please contact Peter Lathbury at: peter.lathbury@pavo.org.uk or on 01597 822191.

7 August 2017 10:42

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