Swindon Youth Partnership was formed in 1998 to bring together and support the wide range of voluntary and community sector organisations who were working with young people in the town.
In recent years they have continued to represent the work of such organisations, to enable them to speak out collectively on behalf of the 53,000 children and young people in Swindon and to help to strengthen and develop these organisations and their work with young people.
“So much incredible youth work is being done in Swindon by a huge number of voluntary community groups, but far too often it goes unrecognised and unsupported.” said Chris Priddy a member of the SYP committee. “With SBC Youth Services suffering devastating budget cuts, now more than ever it is imperative that we support and properly equip these community groups and the partnership plays a crucial role in doing this.”
The partnership is hosting an event in June where all those who wish to be a part of a conversation about the future of Youth Work in Swindon can come and share their perspectives. The event aims to discover what the key issues and concerns currently are within the sector and to find new ways to help communities provide for the needs of Swindon’s young people.
The meeting is open to all those who are involved in voluntary and community sector youth work in the town and is being held at Central Community Centre on June 27 at 6pm.
For more information please visit www.swindonyouthpartnership.org.uk