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Welcome to the Cumbria Youth Alliance (CYA) news round-up

In this issue... Outcomes Star Introduction to Youth Work Training Dealing with Difficult and Challenging Behaviour Free event to improve your fundraising Come and Meet the Funders Member News


Welcome to our March Newsletter

Proving your worth to funders and service users??

Increasingly funders and supporters are expecting you to demonstrate effectively and consistently about what you are achieving with the work you do. Young people who use your service have a right to expect that you will support them and help them progress forward.

Things have changed for the better!

The days of telling people that you have 30 people attending a youth club and then expecting to be funded for that provision are long gone. What funders want to know is what difference has the work you have been doing with the young people made to them? There are a total of 32 different stars in the range so all kinds of organisations dealing with issues like homelessness, drugs and alcohol, problem families, young people with ADHD etc. can take advantage of the Outcomes Star framework.     

How can you prove you have made a difference? How do you know you have made a difference? How will you engage the service user/young person in reviewing progress? How do you know the action plan you are proposing is the right on? How do you know where on the journey of change a young person actually is and understand how that alters what you do with the young person?

So how can you demonstrate this using a nationally recognised system? The Outcomes Star gives you a framework to carry out a basic assessment with a young person - it gives you an insight into the journey of change and gives you the understanding of how the journey of change impacts on the action plan you prepare for the young person. How often have you agreed an action plan with a young person only to find that they disengage or fail to carry out the action plan? We all want to get better and more sustainable outcomes for the young people we work with and the Outcomes Star will enable you to do just that. It has a management function enabling managers to look at workloads, understand impacts and measure staff performance. Cumbria Youth Alliance have been using these tools now for over a year and we are amazed at the outcomes we are achieving. Despite having supported young people for over 20 years we find ourselves working in a different way now these tools have been embedded with remarkable results.

Thanks to support from Cumbria County Council - Cumbria Youth Alliance is now rolling out the opportunity for your staff to become licensed practitioners in Outcomes Star 2


Free Outcomes Star Training

Ever wanted to more accurately report on outcomes achieved for your young people?

Understand more about the journey of change and how it links to effective action planning?

Wanted something that would demonstrate the impact of your work?

Outcomes Star is the recommended framework for Big Lottery Grant holders Increasingly funders are expecting you to demonstrate consistently the outcomes and impacts of your work.

If you receive grants from Cumbria County Council then this training is for you! This tool will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate this effectively and efficiently. This is a one off opportunity to be trained as a licensed practitioner and all for FREE. In partnership with Cumbria County Council we (Cumbria Youth Alliance) are rolling out the OUTCOMES STAR TRAINING to organisations working with young people across Cumbria. This training is free. CYA will act as the licence holder for this programme. Licence costs will not be charged to those organisations taking part so the training and licences are free. Outcomes Star gives organisations working with young people the opportunity to put in place a tool which will help them accurately measure the impact of their work upon young people and demonstrate this to funders and supporters thus increasing their sustainability. We will be running three training courses over the next few months please book your place on one of these courses - maximum of 2 per organisation unless by prior agreement with CYA or CCC.  Booking essential as places are limited to organisations working with CCC and providing step up /step down opportunities for young people to access a seamless service.  Preference will be given to agencies working with Cumbria County Council and some agencies may not be eligible but if in doubt ask us.  There are 32 stars so ask about a star that suits your particular client group

Dates for training in 2018 West Cumbria Tuesday 10th of April 2018 Cumbria Youth Alliance, Town Hall Community Hub, Oxford Street, Workington. CA14 2RS. 10am till 3pm; Maximum 10 places Refreshments will be served but participants will bring their own packed lunch FREE Barrow and South Lakes 29th of May 2018 - FREE Drop Zone Youth Project, 44 Bath Street, Barrow in Furness LA14 5TS 10am till 3pm ; Maximum 10 places Refreshments will be served but participants will bring their own packed lunch 3


Carlisle and Eden 23rd of May - FREE Belah Community Centre, Briar Bank, Carlisle CA3 9SR 10am till 3pm; Maximum 10 places Refreshments will be served but participants will bring their own packed lunch

If you would like to find out more about the outcomes star contact cath@cya.org.uk or ring her on 01900 603131 for an informal chat, or to request forms for booking a place on the training

Message from Cumbria County Council in support of Outcomes Star As part of their commitment to the Early Help agenda, Cumbria Children and Families Services have invested in Outcomes Star training for their Targeted Youth Support (TYS) staff, and wish to extend that training to those voluntary sector organisations with staff working across the week, who are grant funded by the County Council to deliver ‘youth, community and family services’ or who are valued partners of Cumbria County Council. Outcomes Star is an evidenced based tool supporting and measuring positive change for children, young people and their families. There are 32 stars available to use. All stars are person-centred and focus on strengths. Outcomes Star is widely used by TYS who have chosen to use three stars – Family Star, My Star and Youth Star. Other stars are used across the Directorate. The training will focus on Youth Star but will also look at Family Star and My Star. Once you are trained and licensed to use one star you are able them to use all the stars in the suite of tools. The principle is the same for all stars. Targeted Youth Support are looking for additional support for young people and their families when they step down from Early Help to Universal services, so that the young people have a supportive place to go and re-referrals back into statutory services are reduced. When the Early Help case closes Targeted Youth Support Officers (Participation) can provide a maximum of 6 weeks transitional support for a young person with the aim of signposting them to trusted organisations and integrating them into local and regular delivery programmes. Those organisations that have completed Outcomes Star training will be the first point of contact for TYS Officers (Participation). You cannot use the tools without attending the training or being licensed by Triangle Training.

Cath Clarke, March 2018 Member of the Institute of Fundraising

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Introduction to Youth Work Training FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY Are you working/volunteering with young people aged 11 to 19 in Cumbria?

Fiona Sheridan will be delivering 1ST MAY 2018 - 10AM TO 4PM NORTH ALLERDALE DEVELOPMENT TRUST’S CUMBERLAND ROOM WIGTON MARKET HALL, CHURCH ST, WIGTON CA7 9AA

This one day course provides an introduction to working with young people Learning Outcomes:    

To understand what youth work is To understand the role of a youth worker Youth work values Practical policy and procedures

BOOK today as we anticipate this being fully booked Places for volunteers will be FREE but if there are any unfilled places these may be booked by staff at a cost of £20 per

person

There will be tea/coffee and biscuits served but participants should bring their own lunch (this helps us keep the cost of the training down and therefore offer more courses) The course is heavily subsidised thanks to support from Cumbria County Council via their Infrastructure Youth Support Contract. For enquiries or to BOOK a place contact Cath: cath@cya.org.uk 01900 603131

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Dealing with Difficult and Challenging Behaviour Are you working/volunteering with young people aged 11 to 19 in Cumbria?

CADAS will be delivering 12TH APRIL 2018 10AM TO 4PM MEETING ROOM COMMUNITY HUB, OXFORD STREET WORKINGTON CA14 2RS This one day course will enable workers to explore factors behind challenging behaviour and develop relevant strategies for supporting young people. Learning Outcomes:  To understand reasons for disruptive behaviour  To explore factors that escalate conflict  To recognise the physical signs and behavioural changes that lead to practical aggression  To identify a range of interventions that de-escalate or help control conflict, aggressive or violent situations  To focus on best ‘safe-touch’ practice and the legal parameters of using physical force to manage challenging behaviour and discharge your ‘duty of care’ You must complete the attached booking form to secure your place – book today as we anticipate this being fully booked

Cost £20 per person

There will be tea/coffee and biscuits served but participants should bring their own lunch (this helps us keep the cost of the training down and therefore offer more courses) The course is heavily subsidised thanks to support from Cumbria County Council via their Infrastructure Youth Support Contract. For enquiries or to BOOK a place contact Cath: cath@cya.org.uk 01900 603131

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Free event to improve your fundraising

Kalima Patel Regional Officer North BBC Children in Need Penrith Methodist Church 1st of May 11am to 2pm 10 Wordsworth Street, Penrith CA11 7QY What does the event cover? Kalima will be delivering a workshop for organisations who are interested in applying for Grants from Children in Need. She will cover what makes a successful application and in addition to the workshop she will be there to answer questions from individual organisations. What makes a good application - what makes a great application - common mistakes and errors made when applying for funding? This training is open to any organisations working with young people but preference will be give to regular attendees of the CYPVSRG . The training will last approximately 2.5 hours and attendees will have a free buffet lunch. Places are limited to 25 so please register your interest with cath@cya.org.uk to secure your place or ring01900 603131 This course has been made possible with the support from Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Youth Alliance

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Free event to improve your fundraising: COME AND MEET THE FUNDERS

Northside Community Centre Workingon CA14 1AX Tuesday 19th of June 9.30 to 11.30 What does the event cover? Annalee Holliday who is a Trustee of Henry Smith Charity will be delivering an informal workshop outlining the new priorities for applications to Henry Smith Charity. Booking to reserve a place is essential. To book a place contact cath@cya.org.uk -This course has been made possible with the support from Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Youth Alliance

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Member News Great British Spring Clean

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Working with Addictive Behaviour

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Vacancy - Youth Support Worker

Egremont Youth partnership are looking to employ an experienced Youth Support Worker to join the team. This role is a unique opportunity to take part in a number of essential youth services including our Fusion disability group. Successful applicants would have previous experience of at least one year in youth or community work, with a minimum of an NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification in youth work.  Application closing date is Friday 16th March 2018 at 5pm  Young People’s Interviews will take place on Wednesday 28th March 2018  Professional Interviews will take place on Thursday 29th March 2018 EYP Youth Supporter Role Description (Word doc) For an application form please Contact James Bowden on 01946 329642 or alternatively email at jamesb.eyp@gmail.com

Vacancy - Youth Worker The Rock Youth Project is recruiting a Youthworker, to work Wednesdays 6.45pm-8.15pm and Fridays 5.15pm-7.15pm. £9.50 per hour. This post will be subject to references and a DBS check. Deadline is Friday 9th March 12pm. For more information contact Fiona on 01228 549155 or emailinfo@therockyouthproject.co.uk

Cyber Proficiency Training Tuesday 20th March 2018 In light of recent cyber-attacks you are invited to attend West Cumbria Community Safety Partnerships Cyber Proficiency Training on Tuesday 20th March 2018. This free event gives participants the opportunity to become Cyber proficient, enabling them to cascade this knowledge to colleagues and the wider community. We look forward to welcoming you to this important event. Venue: The Conference Room, The Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington CA14 5HA Times: 09.30 – 12.30 p.m. Registration will be open from 09.15 a.m. OR 13:30 -16:30 p.m. Registration will be open from 09.15 p.m. Refreshments will be served within the training break. Parking: There is parking available at the Oval Centre. Lisa Elder - West Cumbria Community Safety Partnership Co-ordinator. To reserve your place please email Elizabeth.elder@cumbria.police.uk OR leave your details with Pipa on the reception at the Oval Centre

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Small Grants Workshop

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Little Lifers First Aid

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Cumbria Youth Alliance Newsletter March 2018  

News, vacancies and training opportunities

Cumbria Youth Alliance Newsletter March 2018  

News, vacancies and training opportunities

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