Today is International Youth Day, which this year is focusing on Youth Civic Engagement. With a growing number of young people signing up to become volunteers, we wanted to take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the young people who are involved in social action.
Lynette Lucas
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
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Bhavik Oza 18, is a volunteer on the VIY project at Haringey Sea Cadets that is running from 3rd – 14th August. He, along with 9 other young volunteers, are helping to install a new toilet, shower and changing room block for the unit, whilst at the same time earning his way to a City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Introductory Award, with a focus on plumbing
Lynette Lucas
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
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Christina Bailey-Cassell is 24 and lives in Newington Green, Islington and has just recently finished volunteering for a year with City Year UK. She chose City Year because she saw their slogan, “Be the change you wish to see in the world – Ghandi” and felt immediately inspired by the ethos they had with wanting young people to be role models and mentors for young people in this generation.
Lynette Lucas
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
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If your service does not fall under the purview of Ofsted it is, to a large degree, up to you what you do to make sure that your work with young people is safe and of a high quality. There are risks and opportunities associated with this fact.
Patrick Taylor
Monday, 10 August 2015
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Within the context of a complex health and care landscape, the route to becoming a commissioned service can be confusing, difficult, and frustrating. At our third Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund cohort event in early July, we explored these complexities (and frustrations!) and also discussed some successes and learnings.
Jullie Tran Graham
Monday, 3 August 2015
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If we want to improve the creation and use of evidence in the world of social change, we need more interdisciplinarity between funders, policy makers, researchers and deliverers, as well as humility and empathy from each camp.
Patrick Taylor
Friday, 31 July 2015
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Many of the public services we take for granted are facing cuts, particularly parks and public spaces. We need to consider the resources we have in the community and think about the benefits that might bring.
Meera Chadha
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
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