Impact

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Timeline

February 2021

  • ‘Ordinary Me – Unapologetically Black’ seminar facilitated by young leaders focusing on race and identity with 45 young people

  • Peer Research Network for 45 youth sector leads focused on online tools

  • Pan London CiCC – working with a graphic artist to understand the impact of COVD19 with 50+ care experienced young people

  • ‘Understanding Vicarious Trauma and the resilience strategies for the youth sector’ as part of the Unapologetically Black programme with 80 youth sector leads

  • Practice Based Strategies for Developing Resilience with Black and Minoritised Young People for 98 youth sector leads

  • Participation Workers Network – facilitated a joint discussion with the GLA on the regional offer for care leavers  

  • Zoe came back to work! With baby ZiZi joining us on teams   

April 2021

  • Launch of the Mapping Young London and Gen Z Report

  • Mayoral roundtable with 160 young and Sadiq Khan on the manifesto pledges for Young Londoners

  • Systemic Youth Violence Session (YLF) with Young Ealing Foundation

  • Youth Work Bursary Scheme - launched two rounds of the for 80 practitioners funded by DCMS and supported by the NYA  

  • Participation Workers Network – meeting with Mark Riddle the National Lead for Care Leavers

June 2021

  • The ‘Big Conversation’ – information session with the GLA and Public Health England with 60 young people on the vaccine rollout to over 18s  

  • Mental Health Series - 3 training sessions on mental health and adverse childhood experiences with 150 youth sector organisations

  • Participation Workers Network – learning from refugees and asylum seekers, Youth research programme with CARAS

  • Good Thinking – Digital Health Ambassadors, Mental health Transformation board meeting, about the impact of covid-19 on mental health with GT, HPL and Public Health England. 

August 2021

  • Youth-Led Research in Merton – focus groups facilitated by the Young Inspectors

  • Much needed annual leave

September 2021

  • Trauma Informed Practice Series with Nicola Lester for the Youth Sector  

  • Mental Health series facilitated on exploring anxiety, and adverse childhood experiences  

  • Detached Youth Work – seminar with MOPAC exploring the role of youth workers to support young people affected by crime

  • Mapping Young London – 160 care experienced young people’s perspectives on the impact of COVID19  

  • Mentoring, Safe Spaces and Trusted Relationships - seminar with the GLA

  • Costing your Services – seminar series for Young Londoners funded groups

  • Coaching Sets – series for Young Londoners funded groups

  • Review of the Pan London Offer for Care Leavers – seminar with the GLA

November 2021

  • Launch of the Participatory Research Toolkit funded by Trust for London

  • Launch of the Young Londoners Research Programme with the GLA

  • New partnership with Reading Agency looking at young people’s mental health and well-being

  • Trauma Informed Practice Series with Nicola Lester for the Youth Sector

  • Young Londoners Coalition – Data and Insight Event  

  • Mental Health series facilitated on exploring anxiety, and adverse childhood experiences

  • Business Sector Seminar with the GLA on the offer for care leavers across London

  • Presenting and Report Impact – seminar series with Superhighways for Young Londoners Funded groups

January 2021

  • Mental Health Series (YLF) – 4 training sessions looking at attachment, trauma, signs and symptoms of mental illness with over 80 youth sector leaders

  • Participation Workers Network - a session with the Pan London Children in Care Council on what it means to be ‘Unapologetically Black’   

  • ‘Decolonising my School’ - as part of the Unapologetically Black Series, a seminar exploring resources and approaches to decolonise schools with 80 cross sector leads from schools, youth services and policy makers

  • ‘Understanding Trauma and Resilience within a Social Justice Context’ - as part of the Unapologetically Black programme for 100 practitioners

  • London Policy Network for 100 youth sector leads across London focusing on the impact of COVID19

March 2021

  • Minority within a Minority – seminar on working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children and Young People as part of the Unapologetically Black programme on the impact of COVID19 on marginalised communities for 60 cross sector leads  

  • London Policy Network with 80 youth sector leads and public health on the impact of COVID19 on the youth sector and young people  

  • Participation Workers Network – creating a local offer for young people in the criminal justice system  

May 2021

  • Trauma Informed Practice series (YLF) for 180 youth sector leads looking at therapeutic and creative ways of working

  • London Peer Research Network - developing a pan-London Youth-Led Research Toolkit

  • Mental Health First Aid Training for 16 youth workers and young leaders

  • Participation Workers Network – roundtable with the National Care Review feeding in regional and local perspectives

  • Leaving Care Leads for London – worked with the GLA and other partners to facilitate the seminar on employment options for care leavers with Bart’s Health Trust  

  • Good Thinking, Digital Health Ambassadors – co-creation session facilitated a session for Good Thinking Platform  

  • Good Thinking Advisory Board meeting

July 2021

  • Young Londoners Fund Developing Young Leaders – seminar with 70 young people and youth sector lead on developing the next generation of young leaders

  • Gen Z Young Londoners Seminar - reviewing what it means to be Gen Z in London

  • Mental Health First Aid Training for 16 youth sector leads and young leaders

  • National Community Lotteries Grants Team for London - presented findings from Mapping Young London and also the Pan London Children in Care Council to the grants team for London and the South East

  • Leaving Care Leads for London –  event with the GLA and other partners on securing housing support for care leavers   

October 2021

  • Youth Work Seminar Series with the University of East London

  • Trauma Informed Practice Series with Nicola Lester for the Youth Sector

  • The London Research Network was established in partnership with the Royal Holloway University

  • Growing Pains – Growing Pains, Black and Gen Z with Bare Radicals and Theatre Peckham  

  • Call for evidence on detached youth work with practitioners and young people launched

  • Independent Sage Panel - Seminar with young people on the impact of COVID19

  • Mental Health series facilitated on exploring anxiety, and adverse childhood experiences  

  • Presenting and Report Impact – seminar series with Superhighways for Young Londoners funded groups

  • Equality and Diversity Training -seminar series for Young Londoners funded groups

  • Bid Writing Seminar – for Young Londoners funded groups

December 2021

  • Series of Peer Research training sessions underway funded by Trust for London

  • London Peer Research Network focused on accreditation and renumeration for young researchers

  • Young Londoners Research Programme advisory panel and grants process underway

  • Digital Health Ambassadors seminar with Healthy London Partnership

  • Trauma Informed Practice Series with Nicola Lester for the Youth Sector  

  • Equality and Diversity training facilitated for Young Londoners funded groups

Impact Data

Policy Network Meetings

400 organisations registered for the policy network and over 180 people attended sessions in the last year

48 Weekly Updates to 500+ groups

12 Monthly Updates to over 600 organisations

Number of Weekly Updates

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"This is just the sort of thing I wanted to get involved in, the girls are walking around like they own the place!"

Partnerships

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Case Study – Collaboration with Universities

As part of the work underway via the Cornerstone Fund, funded by City Bridge Trust, we have been working to develop stronger partnerships with Universities across London. This work has focused on developing partnerships and agreeing a series of areas that we all collectively want to collaborate on. The work builds on exiting partnerships and we have identified a number of areas that we collectively want to commit to. This includes:

  1. Data Hub: to manage requests for analysis of data from charities and other groups; to hold list of experts with areas of expertise (subject, experience, and methods) for charities

  2. Research Pitches: a closed online space for academics and charities, who are looking for academics to work with them on projects and vice-verse for academics to find impact partners. 

  3. Student Placements: to develop a separate zone for student placements

  4. Funding Bids: led by where the need i.e. Mental Health, Poverty, Climate Change, Anti-Racism and Youth Transitions (to work and HE).

  5. Youth Voice: To investigate a standing panel of young people who can help in co-design of all the projects - serving on an 'advisory board'

Some of our partnerships in 2021 include:  

  • Young Londoners Coalition – network of youth sector leads across London with London Youth, the GLA, London Councils, Funders and others

  • Healthy London Partnership and Good Thinking – Digital Health Ambassadors

  • Regional Youth Units – Identities research with University of Huddersfield  

  • The Reading Agency – Youth Engagement

  • GLA – Participatory Research Toolkit, London Leaving Care Leads Network and Young Londoners Fund Programmes  

  • Centre for Youth Impact and London Youth – Cornerstone Programme

  • Clarion, Hyde and MTVH Housing Group – Young People’s Engagement

  • Independent Sage – Young People’s Panel on the impact of COVID19

  • Public Health England – Young People’s Engagement

  • Young People’s Manifesto session with Sadiq Khan

  • London Borough of Merton – Young Inspectors Research

  • The House Project – Youth Led Research

  • NYA – Youth Census and the Youth Work Bursaries

  • Care Leavers Covenant – Pan London Care Leavers Offer  

Feedback

"How to put differently project aims to build funding applications. Where to go for Support tools to evaluate the project outcomes

"OveralI I feel extremely happy about being involved in the project because it gave me the courage to fight for my rights as a Black person and to know that it isn’t just me challenging stereotypes but others that care about these issues as much as I do. It was really good to be involved with the project because it shows me that I have the power to change things which I think are not right, and fight…"

Throughout the discussion-based workshop I began to gain a connection and passion for my hair that I’d never had before because I was able to learn about Black culture from before slavery and how things were before we were forced into a westernised image and stripped of our identity. I now live with a proud outlook on the heritage of my roots and have made a decision to continue growing my hair, styling my hair and telling people about the roots of my hair and where the first styles all began many years ago.

I will use it in my daily project work I have to create a Theory of Change one of new projects next week so I will definitely put my learning into practice

‘I can’t thank the team at ‘Partnership for Young London’ enough for their work. The results from our young resident’s survey have been key to informing our service planning, and importantly improved our ability to influence our partners as well. The fact that all aspects of the work were led by children and young people means this is powerful and impactful piece of work!’

Event Data

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Past Event Timelines

  • July 2020 - January 2021 events data -  click here to download.

  • 2020 events timeline - click here to download.

  • 2019 events timeline - click here to download.

COVID-19 Response 

  • COVID-19 Response Timeline - click here to download.