A message from Paul Marshall, MCC Director of Children’s Services and Julie Stephens-Rowe, Independent Chair of MSCB: Our City Our Say – a strategy for strengthening the voice and influence of children and young people. Your views and ideas are important tell us what you think of our draft strategy. As part of an ongoing […]
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NCS Urban is a unique programme for 16-17 year olds focused around fun and discovery. It includes an outward bound residential and volunteering to deliver a community project incorporating enterprise that benefits both young people and society. Participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, and […]
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 People & Violence Manchester Community Safety Partnership are currently looking at the issue of Youth Violence across the City and how it affects them. They have consulted with partners and agencies who work alongside and for young people but would like to obtain the views of young people themselves on this important issue. The […]
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 […]
Young people involved in formulating and submitting the European Youth Capital bid for 2019 are close to completing this task but need your help. The bid is centred on three themes, which they firmly believe will result in positive changes for Manchester’s young people. As part of the bid they want to: challenge the city […]
The Prince’s Trust Team programme delivered by The Manchester College and based at its Wythenshawe campus is currently recruiting for the next programme which starts on 26th September 2016. The Team programme is a 12 week personal development opportunity aimed at enabling young people between 16-25 to develop the confidence to get back into employment […]
The Men’s Room presents: LOST, AND FOUND Tickets now available! Guerrilla gardens with a creative twist, shedding light on a darker side of Manchester’s streets. A Walking Tour designed by young men with experience of street homelessness. You are invited to see Manchester through other eyes and catch a glimpse of what it means to […]
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to share thinking further as we plan the work and we hope you will be able to join us on 8th November,