Economic wellbeing workshop notes...

What is young people's experience?:

Regeneration in our communities means luxury housing, not facilities for young people.
Missing 2010 poverty target - % needs increasing.
Rural – no H/E F/E entry level jobs locally
No transport. No affordable housing.

Where are we falling short for children and young people?:

Formal education is failing to meet needs of yp
Not providing affordable housing
Not equipping yp with skills to navigate the new labour market, or promote enterprise.

Why are we falling short?:

Need to recognise problems are embedded in structure of economy- wider than just children/ youth services ran address.
Government rhetoric and local reality do not match.

What needs to be changed or put in place?:

Create economic conditions that foster enterprise
Face reality of aging population
Allow yp to better access media- present reality!
Better targeting of regeneration money- section 106
Youth and children’s services- better equip yp with skills they need including enterprise and financial capability.

Key messages for tomorrow
Better local planning
Build enterprise and financial capability skills in yp.
Better access to media
Recognise the wider structural and economic factors are wider than cyp services can address- join up the policy
As a sector we need to be more honest in our dealings with Government.

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Added by tim at 06/25/2007 - 23:11