Youth service remodelling consultation

Closed 12 Apr 2017

Opened 18 Jan 2017

Feedback Updated 29 Jan 2018

We Asked

We put forward three proposals to seek views on how you would like the youth service to be delivered, and who you would like to deliver it (local government or voluntary sector).
 

You Said

Many respondents provided comments and made further suggestions. There were 1,044 responses to the consultation proposals giving a wide range of views whilst choosing their preferred option as follows:
 
Option 1 this was to:

Reduce the level of funding for open access youth clubs and services costs £690,000 per year.

Key changes:

  • LCC would not provide open access youth clubs,
  • Voluntary sector would receive funding for open access
  • Reduced targeted youth support sessions
  • Reduce street-based youth work
  • Reduce youth participation and involvement
  • Reduce one to one

 
Option 2 this was to:

Reduce the level of funding for open access youth clubs and services costs £692,000 per year

Key changes:
LCC would continue to provide a reduced open access youth club offer
Voluntary sector would receive funding for targeted sessions for vulnerable young people
Reduced targeted youth support sessions
Reduce street-based youth work
Reduce youth participation and involvement
 
Option 3 this was to:
 
The council would not run or fund any youth clubs and reduce other youth services costs £536,000 per year

Key changes:
No open access youth clubs
Voluntary sector would receive funding for targeted sessions for vulnerable young people
Reduced targeted youth support sessions
Reduce street-based youth work
Reduce youth participation and involvement
Reduce one to one support
 
Whilst Option 2 with 55% support is the preferred option for a remodelled youth service offer for young people receiving the highest vote and the most positive comments.

Option 1 received 28% support and Option 3 received 4% support from respondents; no option chosen 7% and other suggestions 6%.
 

We Did

The findings from the responses received have helped to inform the new delivery model for the youth service which will be implemented from 1 February 2018

Overview

Continued reductions in government funding mean that Leicester City Council needs to make additional budget savings of £55 million by April 2019. This is on top of the £100 million of savings already made.

All council departments will be affected by financial cuts, including Education and Children’s Services, which delivers youth services.

As a result, we are proposing to change the way youth services are delivered. This includes the following services:

  • One to one support for young people
  • Open access youth clubs
  • Street based youth services
  • Youth clubs for young carers
  • Youth clubs for young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Youth involvement and participation
  • Other youth services funded by Leicester City Council

We will refer to young people with special educational needs and disabilities as SEND throughout this questionnaire.

In order to make the necessary savings, we are considering three different options.

The closing date for responses is 12 April 2017.

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Children and young people
  • All residents
  • Carers
  • Local schools
  • Local charitable organisations, including faith communities
  • Parents
  • All households
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • User groups
  • Service providers
  • All staff
  • Service users

Interests

  • Schools
  • Children's social care and safeguarding
  • Services for young people
  • Children, young people and families
  • Public participation
  • Community safety
  • Volunteering and the third sector
  • Community centres