Community Development Your Way! Youth Project Support

Community Development Your Way! is a project aimed at supporting volunteers and community groups to run youth provision for 11 - 19 year olds in their local area. Whether you are established and require additional training and support or whether you are interested in starting a youth project, we’d like to hear from you!

We can offer volunteers and community groups training and ongoing support to ensure you can achieve a safe and legal framework for working with young people and develop the skills and confidence to deliver effective youth provision.  

We can offer you...

  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Fundraising
  • Working and engaging with young people

In addition to:

  • Support to achieve Quality Assurance standards of working with young people
  • Assistance with volunteer recruitment and training
  • Access to a shared online resource bank 
  • An online database platform for monitoring and recording
  • Ongoing safeguarding support
  • Access to accredited training and signposting as required

The vision of the project is to encourage and empower communities to become sustainable in delivering their own youth work provision locally and to link Cornish communities together in order that they can support themselves and each other in the longer term.

What we need from You to get started....

In order to provide this service, we will require you to let us know how you want to develop youth provision in your area or within a group you are running. Generating interest through your local groups, community links and contacts will help identify people who are interested in working with young people from 11 - 19 years old and who would like to be involved with your group/ area. We can then assist you with the recruitment process (application, interview, DBS Checks) and support through the training offered above or as required.

If you would like to arrange to meet or for us to come to speak with an interested group, please contact Janet Spreadborough, Youth Community Development Worker (West Cornwall) on 07543 161967 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

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