VYM’s AGM took place on 24th October with about 25 participants including trustees, staff, partners and a good cross section of the network. You can read VYM’s annual report for 2015/16 here. It’s fair to say that the legal stuff aside, it was a feisty affair which suggests that folk are passionate about VYM and […]
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M13 Youth Project specialises in street-based detached work and project work with young people in Ardwick, Manchester, an ethnically and socially diverse area close to the City Centre and the University. Our aim is to work together with young people to foster enjoyment, learning, action and change. We work from an inclusive Christian value-base, using […]
Macc offers a number of training opportunities of interest to the voluntary youth sector. For details go to: https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/support-groups/training. Nigel Rose is again offering a series of workshops that might benefit voluntary youth organisations, including the following: The 4 workshops are: Strategy and Commissioning in Manchester and Greater Manchester, 3rd November, morning, free This workshop will […]
RADEQUAL funding Further to the successful delivery of the Rethinking Radicalisation and Radical Dialogue programmes, Manchester has been working with communities to develop a new and exciting community resilience campaign and grant funding programme called RADEQUAL. RADEQUAL is an important campaign for everyone in the city as it is aimed at working together to ensure […]
GMYN is once again offering the ‘Intro to Youth Work’ training programme. There are six themed training events which are open for bookings and cover areas of youth work basics. All training is taking place this time in Wythenshawe starting on 7th November – Mondays 5:30-8:30pm at the Lifestyle Centre in Woodhouse Park, and is […]
Voluntary Youth Manchester is proud of its association with Ambition, the national youth charity that supports the work we do in promoting quality work with young people. Happily, they too are proud of their association with VYM and Manchester as highlighted in the case study on their website. As a membership organisation ourselves, our being […]
Young Manchester has been established as an independent, city wide Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) that has been set up to develop a new way of working to support Youth and Play services for children and young people across Manchester, by working with partner agencies to commission work at a local level. There is a Young Manchester […]
Below are details of ongoing activities for professionals, children and young people and other members of the community, being offered across East Manchester: The next East Youth Partnership Meeting will be on Wednesday 26th October, 12.30-1.30 at the National Cycling Centre. There will also be a pre-meeting for organisations currently funded by MCC Youth & Play at 11.00, for […]
The new State of the Sector Survey is now live. Please complete it yourself and encourage others to do likewise so we can get as full a picture of the sector as possible. This is a Manchester survey being done in tandem with local surveys by neighbouring CVSs and GMCVO. Here’s a little bit of […]
The following courses due to be delivered in September and October have spaces available. Anyone interested will need to register on the MSCB Training Website http://training.manchesterscb.org.uk/. Children Missing from Home or Care 3rd October (half day course 9.30-1.00pm) – Venue LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, M 1 3HF This course will look at Vulnerability Factors […]
VYM Network Meetings
Monday 18th November, 2-4pm
If you would like to host a VYM Network meeting, please contact us via email
VYM Equality and Diversity Audit
We are starting a piece of work to look at what next for Manchester in terms of support around equality and Diversity and young people.
Context for work
With government cuts to youth work, the ending of our youth work qualification at Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University and the closure of youth services, the impact is being seen. We have a changing workforce and these are changing and challenging times. There are been a lack of training in recent years for youth work and specifically around equality and diversity, and the infrastructure to support organisations has been weak and is currently changing. Voluntary Youth Manchester have been funded by Young Manchester to do some focused work around equality and diversity. Following feedback from the sector, a series of workshops are being delivered and we are now doing a piece of work to look at ‘what next’. Steph Champion will be leading on this work for Voluntary Youth Manchester.
We want to explore what work is being done in Manchester around equality and diversity and what is needed to enhance this. What are the next steps needed to bolster the youth work sector in Manchester?
To do this we are asking organisations to engage in an audit.
- What work is being done in Manchester which focuses on increasing equity for young people?
- Within a transitory environment of changing workers and changing times, how do we keep our work active and reflective?
- What future work is needed within Manchester?
We are asking organisations to join us in a conversation to frame this work, to share what they are doing, and to support in creating recommendations from the audit.
8th November 10am – 12.30. MMU Brooks building.
- We invite you to join us in commence this work and be part of shaping it.
- Share any projects which promote equalities work and your experiences as a youth work professional in Manchester through a structured conversation.
17th January 2020. Venue tbc
- Support in creating recommendations for future work
- What next for supporting Manchester’s diverse young people?
If you would like to be part of the discussion, please get in touch (email@example.com) to share thinking further as we plan the work and we hope you will be able to join us on 8th November,