Oxford City Council announces new youth support strategy

first_imgOxford City Council has announced plans to support under 25s in Oxford with a range of new and existing strategies aimed at enriching young people’s lives.The council outlined on Wednesday how their Children and Young People’s Strategy will replace the council’s current Youth Ambition Strategy and Children and Young People’s Plan.The aim is to work alongside their partners to support the work of the Children’s Trust, whilst ensuring safeguarding and support of schools.They went on detail the funding that will occur over the five-year time period, which for the first time will include support for under-fives, and will increase the use of leisure and community centres by young people, amongst other things.A new framework, ‘Ready by 21’, has also been introduced as part of the strategy which focusses on a collaboration with groups that are important to a young person’s journey into adulthood, such as schools and community groups.The scheme aims for three main outcomes for children and young people: ‘Healthy & Safe’ advocates living healthily and social and mental wellbeing, ‘Connected’ aims to ensure positive identity and relationship with cultural competence, and ‘Productive’ which focuses on learning and academic accomplishments.Three of the most ‘in-need’ areas in Oxford will be focussed on first, a scheme the Council have dubbed ‘zoning’, with the first ‘zone’ being a triangular area including East Oxford, Cowley and Blackbird Leys. The focus of ‘Ready 21’ will initially mainly be directed there.Councillor Christine Simme, Executive Board Member for Supporting Local Communities, stated “I very much welcome this new initiative.“By listening to young people and those who work with them, we hope that this strategy will lead to stronger communities, a joined up approach to our services and better opportunities for all young people in our city”.Three videos can be found on the City Council’s YouTube page which features interviews with youth workers, families and young people to illustrate these aims and detail upcoming and current projects that the Children and Young People’s Strategy is involved with.last_img read more

News story: Sellafield hits the road to grow local supply chain

first_imgThe company is taking its ‘Tier 2’ suppliers on a road trip around the county to build links with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).The aim is to get more local SMEs involved in Sellafield’s £2bn a year decommissioning programme.The first mission will take place on Monday, July 16 in Allerdale and Copeland.It aims to take in 6 companies. SMEs are being urged to volunteer to be one of the destinations.Similar events are also being arranged for Carlisle, Barrow, Penrith and South Lakes, and Warrington.John Berry, Sellafield Ltd supply chain manager, said: We’re also keen to dispel the myth that our tier two contractors are only looking to procure construction and engineering services. Our trade missions are a chance for businesses to get their foot in the door of the multi-billion pound nuclear decommissioning market. The unqiue twist here is that rather than those companies coming to us and our contractors, we are going to them. Businesses in Allerdale or Copeland wishing to express an interest in hosting a visit should email: [email protected] before July 6. Cumbria Trade Mission We want to make sure as many companies as possible, regardless of size or sector, benefit from the unique opportunities in the Sellafield clean-up programme. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. They’ll be able to show us around their premises, demonstrate their capabilities and talk direct to the people who manage these multi-million pound frameworks and contracts.center_img We’re delighted our tier two partners are supporting this; it’s clear they share our passion for showcasing the brilliance of our local SMEs. In reality, they buy a full range of professional and ancillary services like training, hotel rooms, stationery – you name it! PDF, 931KB, 1 page Request an accessible format. This is a really great way for us to showcase the excellence in our SME community. Emma-Jayne Gooch, Sellafield Ltd’s head of supply chain and innovation said: If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.last_img read more