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Castlegate: Update and future models of delivery

Purpose of Report: At the 10 February 2015 Cabinet meeting, members received an update report on developments in relation to the transformation of information, advice, guidance and support services for young people currently delivered from Castlegate. The February report outlined the activity which had taken place since October 2014 to review the original business case and to develop alternative models of delivery and identify new sources of funding to inform a revised business case.
At the Full Council Budget Meeting in February 2015 funding was agreed to provide funding to support the current model of service delivery from Castlegate whilst alternative options were explored. Exploration of alternative models has continued through meetings of a subgroup of YorOk partners, which has included representatives from health, further and higher education. These models are informing the development of a revised business case.

Members will be asked to approve the work to date to develop a revised business case.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/06/2015

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 30/07/15 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities

Contact: Steve Flatley, Connexions Service Manager 01904 552367 Email: steve.flatley@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

The consultation document was sent to approximately 200 individuals and organisations on 8 December 2014 with a deadline for returns by 15 December 2014. The consultation focused on the proposal outlined in the business case
We received 22 responses from partners, including three from Local Authority (LA) partners, five from mental health charities, clinicians and children’s health clinicians, four from schools, colleges and providers, three from Connexions staff, three from the housing sector and one from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office ( PCC) and Job Centre Plus.
Young People Consultation: A large consultation event was held at West Offices with Castlegate users and Year 11s. For groups who felt uncomfortable at large events, smaller and more targeted work was used including 1-2-1 sessions. Additionally, an online survey was made available. In total, the consultation engaged 81 Young People age range 13-25.
The results of the consultation were reported to YorOk sub group and the YorOk Board in February 2015. Feedback broadly favoured the delivery of services to young people from a city centre venue other than West Offices.
Children and young people attending secondary school and FE colleges. Castlegate users age 16 to 25. Partners and stakeholders in youth support, education, health and the voluntary and community sector.

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Agenda items


  • Castlegate: Update and future models of delivery  


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