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It’s time for youth workers to make some NOISE!

Matt Lent / June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 1,379 views

Something that youth work has never been very good at is shouting, loud and proud, about its achievements. Schools do it endlessly, other voluntary sector organisations do it and businesses certainly do it, but in many youth provisions there seems to…

A youth sector in crisis with significant challenges ahead

Matt Lent / June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,514 views

Greenwich Council has sub-contracted their universal youth provision to Charlton Athletic Football Club, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is moving towards a social enterprise model, the National Citizenship Service along with the Positive for Youth initiative is dominating the lion’s share of central government’s youth…

From the archive: Does it matter who pays for the youth service?

Matt Lent / February 28, 2013 at 8:33 PM 10,730 views

A new model of funding is emerging and is gaining considerable traction amongst the not-for-profit sector, including the youth service. There are many terms associated with this new funding model, including, social investment, social finance, social impact bonds, and infrastructure…