and accounts 2011
Welcome A warm welcome to this year’s review
Who we are Young Lancashire is a membership organisation that supports and develops high quality voluntary work and informal educational opportunities for young people across the county. Becoming a member is straightforward and we have opportunities for groups, individuals and businesses to get involved. Contact us at
www.younglancashire.org.uk to find out more.
We are delighted to support and celebrate such a wide variety of youth organisations across the county and the achievements which young people have made. Our support services and membership development schemes continue to provide a strong foundation for safe and effective work with young people and offer the vital support, information and representation that the sector needs. Our professional staff, acutely aware of the current challenges faced by the sector, have welcomed and embraced new ideas to develop Young Lancashire’s offer and this review provides some examples of the learning, growth and opportunities we have made in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading our review and finding our more about our work and how to get involved. All good wishes, Graham Whalley Chief Officer
Thank you – donations and grants Big Lottery Fund // Lancashire County Council // Capacity Builders // Children’s Workforce Development Council // Lancashire Children and Young People’s Trust Young Lancashire is indebted to all who support us, through their grants and donations, to the many members who make their annual subscriptions as groups, friends or 100 club members and to the many organisations that provide support in kind, such as the use of meeting rooms, professional advice and the many other ways generosity manifests itself, which cannot appear in a balance sheet.
CPL design+print // KPMG Preston
Individual members: The Lady Aitchison // Alison Bancroft // Alan Banes // Marion Batten // John Buyers // Martin Carroll // Annette Case // Sharon Connery // Diana Holden // David Hoose // Dr Issacs // David Jones // Kate Latham // Neil Latham // David Little // Angela McDonagh-Kelly // Peter Newsham // Colin Ovendon
and accounts 2011 What we do We are here to help youth and community based organisations achieve the highest standards of practice and effectiveness in their work with young people and the community, by building their capacity to deliver quality youth work. Our motto, to Inform, support and represent the voluntary sector, is demonstrated through regular newsletters, quality mentoring, and the delivery of an annual programme of training & events, underpinned by the coordination of reference group meetings, enabling consultation and engagement at the strategic level. We support a growing network of 160 groups and organisations providing activities to 100,000 young people and our professional team support staff and volunteers from the network to achieve more for young people through: workforce development through moderation and assessment of qualifications // implementing quality standards // collaborative working and fundraising through consortia // training for national youth awards and briefing events // access to CRB disclosures and low cost insurance services With a consistent high level of performance in meeting needs of front-line groups our aims include: providing a shared voice and leadership for the sector on issues related to young people // achieving improved outcomes for young people through effective partnerships // facilitating collaborative working, consortium arrangements and commissioning frameworks // developing and providing quality services and activities // achieving high standards and positive outcomes for young people and their communities
Susanne Farror // Howard Fletcher // Dorothy Garner // Keith Gledhill // Margaret Gledhill // Graham Griffiths // Michael Harrison // Jennie Hill // George Holden // // Tracy Payne // Peter Pike // Christopher Ratcliffe // Mary Reed // Gordon Russel // Gill Russel // H A Sandys // Anne Shepherd // Marjorie Shorrock //
The Lord Shuttleworth // The Lady Shuttleworth // Karl Smith // Bernard Stam // Darren Sutton // Alex Tagg // Pamela Tagg // Wyn Tagg // Anni Tracy // // J Woods
Youth Organisations: 2459 (Poulton-Le-Fylde) Air Cadets // 4th Parbold & Dalton Brownies // Ace-Achieve Change & Engagement //
Making a difference Young Person of the Year 2010 Jade Hargreaves is the Young Lancashire Young Person of the Year for 2010 and has been attending HARV for over three years. She came to the service via her mum: her family was experiencing domestic abuse. As a young person Jade participated in all the activities offered her at HARV and was always respected by her peers. At 16 Jade gained exceptional GCSE result amidst her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer. At 17 Jade started volunteering for HARV as a peer mentor, supporting other young people in Hyndburn that were experiencing domestic and or sexual abuse. As a peer mentor Jade has
spoken at a number of public events including children’s trusts, AGM’s and supporting people conferences, she has spoken to MPs in London about the impact of domestic violence and is passionate about ensuring children and young people get the service they need. Nominator Amanda Elwen said of Jade, “I have worked with young people for 18 years now and never before have I met a young person with so much strength, courage, resilience, commitment, compassion and intelligence.” At the time of nomination Jade was about to embark on an apprenticeship in youth work within
HARV and is dedicated to making a difference in young peoples lives. She is very respected within the groups in which she now works. She has been interviewed by comic relief and BBC children in need as they have been touched by her story and are amazed by her resilience. She continues to make positive choices amongst such adversity.
Safespace to offer more activities and give young people further motivation to get involved. Young people have gained enormously by achieving AQAs, from “Maintaining a Tenancy with Support” to “Presenting a Piece of Art to a Group”. Residents can take part in weekly Employability Workshops, which help them get into appropriate training or work opportunities, and develop confidence in their abilities, achieving AQAs in “Personal Qualities” and “Interview Skills”, amongst others. For the young people who access these services, Safespace’s use of AQAs offers a tangible reward for the hard work of the young people to demonstrate their achievements.
It is one step on their journey and, being valuable and achievable, helps to motivate them. One young person said that the activities and AQAs have given him “a chance to do something different and get involved”. As well as support through the AQA scheme, Safespace is also supported by Young Lancashire as part of the COF Consortium and take part in our training courses. Safespace particularly value being part of the Young Lancashire network, keeping in touch with developments and new opportunities, and making links with other organizations. Safespace can be contacted on 01282 619249
Safespace Safespace is a supported temporary accommodation project for young homeless people aged 16-25, providing a supportive, secure, nonjudgemental environment and helping them move on successfully to more permanent, stable accommodation. Safespace is based in Nelson and forms part of Pendle Action for the Community. Activities and support offered to young people varies from the practical skills required to live independently, such as budgeting and cooking, to positive activities designed to improve young people’s social skills, confidence and self esteem. Much of this work has been enhanced by the use of AQA Unit Awards, enabling
Blackburn Darwen & District Womens Aid // Blackpool Crusaders Morris Dancers // Bluestreak Arts // Bodies in Motion // Brook Blackburn // Broughton Youth Club // Calder Vale Youth Club // Centre For Good Relations (CIC) // Children’s Fund - Pakistan Islamic Centre // Chorley Pipe Band // Chorley RUFC //
Dr K S Vasudev // George Whalley // Maureen Whalley // John Williamson // Ingrid Williamson // Tricia Wilson // Eric Winnard Fayyaz Ali // Andrew Wilson & Co Action for ASD // Activate Arts Ltd // Astley Village Action // Avenger Performing Arts // BDS Training Ltd // Bacup Family Centre // Barnardo’s // Bay 6 Project //
and accounts 2011 Jigsaw Jigsaw is a registered charity based in Mawdesley, working to rehabilitate sick and abandoned horses and work with people who are disadvantaged through injury, mental health or experiencing difficult social issues. With its ‘horsey’ residents, the centre provides a calm environment
“As a small charity with only a few members of staff, the support from Young Lancashire has been invaluable. Particularly as our services to young people are relatively new and have to work alongside adult services. We’ve had help with business planning and funding bids and it’s been great having someone who can come in with a different perspective and help us think more creatively. We’re quite new members and it’s been fantastic value for money, we hope this relationship continues for many years to come.” Sally Proctor
Family Support / Bereavement Manager Cancer Help (Preston)
for people to feel comfortable and develop horse care, wildlife appreciation and physical fitness skills in a fun way. They have recently developed a programme using Bob, a riding simulator, to introduce people to horse riding in a safe, comfortable way to help gain confidence and necessary skills to progress onto a real horse. Recognising the benefits people gained from using Bob, and that participants would like to have their progress recorded and recognized, they developed an AQA Unit Award (with the support of Young Lancashire) for developing horse riding skills, offered to individuals or groups, to accredit this programme. A carer for one of Jigsaw’s young participants, who lacked confidence and was very shy, commented how attending Jigsaw and riding Bob resulted her improved confidence to a level where she now volunteers as a yard assistant supporting other young people on their own personal development journeys. Some of the benefits we have seen from our riding programme have been: increased confidence, improved communication skills, improved fitness and weight control. Other activities offered at Jigsaw are: bespoke schemes such as wildlife walks, taster days leading to horse care and horse agility. As well as helping Jigsaw develop
“We’re really happy we joined Young Lancashire, it’s opened up lots of new opportunities and they’re always so helpful. We’ve had support with developing a Management and Maintenance Plan for our site, which will be really important in helping us balance the different needs of users and stakeholders as the park continues to develop. It’s also great to know there’s help at the end of the phone if needed.” Cath Powell MBE
Development Manager Park View 4 U
their horse riding AQA Unit Award Young Lancashire has provided support in relation to CRB checks, short term business planning, marketing and promotion, and office and information systems – linking to the PQASSO framework. We also linked Jigsaw to two volunteers, one to assist with quality assurance the other with business planning. For more information contact Sue on 07831114458 or email admin@ equinextrs.com
Buckshaw Youth Association // Building Bridges in Burnley // Burnley Sports Alliance // Burnley Youth Theatre // CANWe Solutions // CEEP // CSV Training & Enterprise // Clarendon Street Youth Club // Club 2000 // Community Action Group // Coppull Junior Bowling Club // Curious Minds // Deafway // Dream Scheme South //
Drugline Lancashire Ltd // Dynamikz // Edgeside Baptist // Elswick Youth Club // Fairhaven Methodist Youth and Community Project // // Girls Brigade // Global Link // Grange Park Junior Res // Groundwork Lancashire West & Wigan // Groundwork Pennine Lancashire //
Trustees and Director’s Report 2011 Foreword from the Chairperson: Mr Alan Banes: In my new role as Chair I together with fellow trustees would particularly like to thank Mr Gordon Russel CBE, who stepped down as Chairperson of the Charity at the AGM following five sterling years of service. I am delighted that Mr Russel was keen to remain on the Board of Trustees so providing a most welcome source of advice and experience to the Board. At a time when young people are facing increasing economic and social challenges Young Lancashire must support and champion the positive skills and aptitudes young people bring to society. Within a context of historically high levels of youth unemployment we must, through listening, discussion and partnership working, seek to address those issues which if left unchallenged may lead to a generation of wasted talent. However trite it may sound young people are our future and it is our responsibility to give them every opportunity to thrive. It is my belief that Young Lancashire is well positioned to deliver such a quality service in the coming years. Support provided: Membership levels increased significantly during the year and now total: 158 youth organisations with 93,738 young people, supported by 477 staff and 9,531 volunteers. The outreach team has provided: 89 member organisations with 1:1 support to identify development needs, and provided 39 of these with a total of 146 direct support sessions covering issues on quality, planning and accreditation of young people’s achievements. A total of 126 staff and volunteers, from 55 organisations participated training and events delivered by staff and a total of 36 organisations were supported to work towards achieving higher level quality standards, including the nationally recognised Practical Quality Assurance Scheme for Small Organisations.
Partnership delivery: Through the voluntary sector ‘youth offer’ consortium, managed by Young Lancashire and funded through a grant from Lancashire’s Young People’s Service, 615 young people were supported to gain a recorded outcome and a further 610 supported to achieve an accredited award. The size, scale, strength and diversity of this consortium means that we, in partnership of 38 front-line voluntary sector providers, are able to reach young people from across the breadth of communities across Lancashire and, through the provision quality services, are able meet the needs of vulnerable young people, many of whom would otherwise find it difficult to demonstrate there achievements and positive contributions to society. Staff and trustees would like to thank all partners involved, for their energy, drive and commitment to the consortium and their work with young people. Evidenced based development: The combined findings from an independent evaluation of the informal ‘youth offer’ consortium, an Osfted inspection survey into Youth Support Services, together with wider analysis of future commissioning arrangements and support from voluntary sector organisations working with children and young people, the need to formalise consortium arrangements became apparent. With this strong evidential support, we commenced the facilitation of a formal Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) Consortium, the main aim of which will be to secure CYPF related contracts and funding agreements for member organisations and to manage these contracts and funding agreements through a joint approach. The creation of this new business venture, being developed through a nominated group of 14 charity sector leaders, is scheduled to be completed in the next 12 months.
Hope House Project // Horsfield Community Youth Club // Hyndburn Cultural Association // INTACT // Impact Youth Group // Inter Fulwood Juniors // Kid’z Off Streetz // Konnect Kokan // LEBP Blackpool Vinvolved Team // Lancashire Children’s Rights Service // Lancashire Federation Of Young Farmers Clubs
Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme // Fleetwood Sea Cadets // Foxton Centre // Fraser St Project // Freckleton Youth Group // Friends of Spring Wood Guide Association: Guys Farm Activity Centre // Gujarati Sunni Muslim Society // HARV Outreach // Halton Community Association // Healeywood Youth Group //
and accounts 2011 Strategic development: Following the endorsement of the Lancashire Youth Strategy, developed in partnership with the Young People’s Service, ourselves and young people, by the Children’s Trust Board in March, a Lancashire Youth Partnership has been established. This purpose of this new strategy and partnership is to bring together all those responsible for providing educational and recreation leisure time activities for 13 -19 year olds across Lancashire in order to better deliver services and achieve better outcomes for young people. Staff and Projects: The charity completed a number of projects in 2011 and, because of the nature of the fixed funding arrangements for this work; four posts were subject to redundancy during the year. It was unfortunate that continuation funding was not available to maintain the work of the Modernising Market Communications Project or to maintain the Strategic Engagement Officer post and the Trustees and staff would like thank Tania White, Amy Nicholls, Becky Steel and Roz Catlow for their commitment and hard work whilst at Young Lancashire and to wish them all every success in their new endeavours. Young Lancashire Awards: Audrey Scott JP of the Harris Charity presented Jade Hargreaves with the Young Person of the Year Award 2010, for her voluntary work at HARV Youth Group at the AGM. In addition, the charity provided bursaries for personal development totalling £690 to nine young people in the year.
Membership levels increased significantly during the year and now total: 158 youth organisations with 93,738 young people, supported by 477 staff and 9,531 volunteers.
Strategic Analysis: There have been significant changes in the external environment, notably the impact of the deficit reduction policy and the coalition’s drive for a ‘smaller state’ working alongside the ‘big society’. This has lead to large scale restructuring of local authority services and the introduction of transitional arrangements in the funding available to the voluntary sector, which offers both opportunities and challenges to the sector. Strategic Review: In response to this changing environment, Young Lancashire, following a trustee and staff awayday, produced a new business plan. This incorporates a goal to generate more income through primary trading, as a means to underpin our values, strategic priorities, independence and core offer to the voluntary sector. As part of this plan the Board agreed to the introduction of a new membership scheme for 2012 and, subject to the success of primary trading activity in the year ahead, will look to the formation of wholly owned subsidiary trading company through which contracts and commissions on behalf of the sector maybe secured. Public Benefit: As this report shows the charity continues to demonstrate its public benefit through the delivery of its strategic priorities on behalf of the voluntary sector, in its work with children and young people. In particular through: our leadership role in influencing the design of open and transparent commissioning arrangements, the facilitation of a consortium and the associated development of the market of children and young people’s services by quality assured third sector providers, and our continued facilitation of a voice for the sector and its strategic engagement with the Children’s Trusts through the VCFS Children and Young People’s Services Reference Group. Annual Performance: The charity achieved all its targets and has demonstrated progress towards its mission and strategic priorities. The results from our annual impact survey show that: 87% of the organisations we support rate our services as excellent or good.
Inter Madressah Organisation // Jamea Masjid Youth Club // Jigsaw // Jinnah Diamond Youth Club // Jireh Outreach Ministries // KEY // Kickstart To Discovery // Lancashire Global Education Centre // Lancashire Outward Bound Association // Lancashire Uniformed Youth Organisations // Lancaster & District YMCA //
Lancaster Boys & Girls Club // Lancaster Children’s Film Festival // Leyland Baptist Church // Lord’s House Farm // Ludus Dance // Marsh Youth Group // Moor Nook YDS //Burnley Youth Bus // Pendle Action For The Community (Safespace) // Penwortham Community Group // Polish Saturday School // Positive Prevention Project
Financial matters: The charity secured support from a variety of funding streams to both continue to provide its core services and to satisfactorily complete the two additional programmes of work on 31 March 2011, which had commenced in autumn 2009, on behalf of the voluntary sector. The charity managed its resources in line with the budget and ended the year with a small surplus in unrestricted funds, which balances the small loss made in the previous year, and has retained sufficient funds for the provision of its ongoing programmes of work for the coming financial year.
Sustainability Looking ahead to 2011-2012 and beyond: The shift in the share of available resources; away from the ‘gift’ and ‘grant’ economy toward a ‘contract’, ‘trade and ‘open market’ economy, coupled with increased competition for investment, has required the charity sector to develop more enterprising solutions to funders. This shift will require the charity to demonstrate sustainability through new market approaches, which we have embarked upon through the implementation of the new business plan and, because of the anticipated increase in collaborative working through new business models such a consortia, the development of our ability to provide more commercial solutions in partnership with other support service providers to such ventures. On this note, Young Lancashire has, through its management of the ‘youth offer’ consortium and facilitation of the emerging formal consortium for providers of Children and Young People’s services, established a strong and trusted position in this new market, on which it aims to build.
Reserves Policy and Risk Management: The trustees carried out a review of the charity’s vision, mission and strategic objectives in 2009, setting out the major opportunities available and the risks to which the Association is exposed. Our policy, informed by this review, is to achieve our aims by seeking funding from a wide range of stakeholders for specialist infrastructure services from which to generate sustainable income for our core purposes. The trustees have considered the effects of this course of action and believe that, to maintain a level of services to the young people of Lancashire, reserves of six months’ expenditure need to be retained. This will provide a cushion to enable alternative funding to be obtained or, if considered necessary, a radical restructuring of the charity’s commitments and level of services to be undertaken.
Preston Rosettes Morris Group // Preston Utd Youth Development Programme // Progress Recruitment // RC Diocese of Lancaster YS // Red Rose Sports Club Sahara In Preston // Samlesbury Singers & D of E Award Group // Scorton Youth Group // Signposts // Skelmersdale Action for Youth Forum // Skerton Youth Group //
// More Music // NCBI Lancashire // New Vision // Newton Youth Group // Nightsafe // North Valley Youth Club // Nrutya Sarita // Park View 4 U // Participation Works // Positive Prospects // Positive Start (Rossendale) // Practically Historical // Preston & District Scope (Bridge Centre) // Preston Muslim Forum // Preston Panthers //
and accounts 2011 Statement of Financial Activities at 31st March 2011 Incoming Resources from Generated Funds Voluntary Income Donations & Grants Affiliation Fees Incoming Resources from Charitable Activities Income Investment Income
2,632 677,877 - 5,810 - -
- 4,266 - 728
Total Incoming Resources
Resources Expended Costs of Generating Funds Charitable Activities Governance Costs
1,909 - 500 20,482 583,629 2,465 4,347 21,603 -
2,409 606,576 25,950
1,738 592,872 26,923
Total Resources Expended
Net Incoming/(Outgoing) Resources for the Year before Transfers (11,421) 72,645 2,029
Net Incoming Resources after Transfers
10,876 50,348 2,029
Fund Balances Brought Forward
95,948 40,756 181,338
106,824 91,104 183,367
Fund balances Carried Forward
Continuing Operations None of the Company’s activities were acquired or discontinued during the above two financial years. Recognised Gains and Losses There were no recognised gains or losses other than those included in the statement of financial activities.
// Red Rose Youth // Revoe Junior Youth Club // Ribble Valley Netball Club // Rock FM & Magic 999’s cash for kids // Rotary International // SLEAP // SNAP // Skerton Junior Youth Club // SoldOut Youth Works // South Valley Children’s Action Group // Southport Music Community // Space Blackpool C.I.C //
Specialist Mediation in Lancs East (SMILE) // St Anne’s & St Elizabeth’s Amplify Youth Group // St Bede’s Youth Group // St Joseph’s Youth Group // Streetlife The Phoenix Project // The Princes Trust // The White Horse Project // Tower Hill Youth // Trailblazers (a Lancashire Wildlife Trust project) // Trinity Morris Dancers
Balance Sheet 2011 2010 £ £ at 31st March 2011 Fixed Assets Tangible assets
Current Assets Investments 239,307 238,594 Debtors 8,256 5,155 Cash at bank and in hand 100,424 110,582 347,987 354,331 Creditors: Amounts falling due within one year (6,457) (83,569) Net Current Assets 341,530 270,762 Net Assets 381,295 318,042
Funds Restricted funds 91,104 40,756 Designated Funds 183,367 181,338 Unrestricted funds 106,824 95,948
These financial statements were approved by the board of directors on 27 July 2011 and were signed on its behalf by: A. Banes N.A. Latham Director Director
Notes to the summary accounts: The Statement of Financial Activities and Balance Sheet set out in this annual review have been extracted from the Full Financial Statements of the charity. These summarised financial statements may not contain sufficient information to allow a full understanding of the charity’s financial affairs. For further information, the Full Financial Statements, which were approved by the Board of Trustees and Directors on 27 July 2011, and have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies and the Charity Commission, should be consulted. Copies can be obtained from our Registered Office. N. A. Latham, Company Secretary Report of the auditors to the members of Young Lancashire: In our opinion, the Statement of Financial Activities and Balance Sheet set out in this annual review have been correctly extracted from the Full Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2011. K A Farr and Co. Statutory Auditor
Ltd // Wicked Dynamic Youth // Windmill Youth Development Group // Young Inskip People // Young Stars Sports Club // Your Prescap // Youth Action // Youth Stop Club (Play inclusion Project)
// TYPical // Telugu Community Association // The Arts Partnership // The Basement Project // The Cheetahâ€™s // The Grove Junior Volunteers // The Leyland Project // // Uniting Communities Organisation // Urban Exchange // Velo-city // Vine House Cancer Help // West Craven Youth Action Group // Wheels within Wheels (Solutions)
and accounts 2011
Governance: Young Lancashire is a registered Charity, established in 1923, and a company limited by guarantee, governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association, since 1986. President: Lord Shuttleworth JP // Patrons: Mr Bill Beaumont OBE // Baroness Josephine Farrington // Mr Roy Fisher B.ARCH MBE CStJ DL JP // Mr Ged Fitzgerald // Mr Keith Gledhill MBE DL KStJ // Mr Anthony Hird // Mr Gordon Johnson BA DL // The Lord Adam Patel of Blackburn // Mr Rodney Swarbrick CBE DL // Trustees and Directors: Mr. Alan Banes Chairperson // Mr. Neil Latham FCA Honorary Treasurer // Mr. Andrew Wilson DL Honorary Solicitor // Mr. Amar. Abass // Mr. Fayyaz Ali // Mrs. Pamela Beswick // Mrs. Kate Clements // Mrs. Sabe Connor // Mr. Carl Coughlan resigned 24/11/2010 // Mr. G. Griffiths // Mr. Gordon Russel CBE // Mrs. Wyn Tagg // Mr. John Williamson Registered Charity number: 518147 // Company registration number: 2059160 Incorporated: 26th September 1986 as a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital to take over the activities of an unincorporated association of the same name which was originally formed in 1923 // Governing Document: Memorandum and Articles of Association dated 26th September 1986 // Charitable object: To help young people, especially but not exclusively through leisure time activities to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society. Registered office: 10, Fishergate Hill, Preston PR1 8JB // Telephone number: 01772 556127 // Fax number: 01772 251334 // Email: email@example.com // Web site: www.younglancashire.org.uk // Chief Officer: Graham Whalley // Primary Bank: Unity Trust Bank plc. Nine Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HB // Other Deposit Bank Accounts: Charities Aid Foundation Bank, Co-operative Bank, Triodos Bank // Auditors: K.A. Farr & Co Chartered Accountants. 6-8 Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 7NG // Solicitors: Napthens. 7 Winckley Square Preston PR1 3JD // Stakeholder Pension Provider: Cooperative Insurance Society Limited. Miller Street, Manchester, M60 0AL
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Registered office: 10 Fishergate Hill Preston, PR1 8JB Tel: 01772 556127 Fax: 01772 251334 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by and working in partnership with Lancashire County Council and Big Lottery Fund.
Registered charity No. 518147 and a company limited by guarantee No. 2059160