Morning Workshops at #YLSConf22

This year’s National Youth Work Conference deals with the here and now – how youth work can tackle the issues posed by a growing poverty pandemic. Don’t miss out on some fantastic opportunities to boost your practice in relation to the cost of living crisis, sign up today! 

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View our morning workshops below:

The Generation CashBack Consortium: Holistic support for youth groups in areas of multiple deprivation 

Youth Scotland; Boys’ Brigade Scotland; Scouts Scotland; Girlguiding Scotland 

The Generation CashBack consortium provides holistic support for community-based youth groups in areas of multiple deprivation. This session will use a mixture of presentations and activities to explore what makes the consortium successful across three themes: removing barriers to participation; reducing the poverty related attainment gap; and mental health and wellbeing. 


Innovative and collaborative ways to reduce the impact of poverty using the Young Scot National Entitlement Card 

Young Scot 

Join Young Scot for an interactive session which will showcase how the free Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) can reduce the impact of poverty on the lives of young people. Delegates will hear about the collaborative and innovative approaches taken by Young Scot and local youth work services to support young people and their families. 


Cost of the school day 

Child Poverty Action Group Scotland 

Please join us to hear about how Cost of the School Day work addresses financial barriers for pupils in our schools, learn about approaches that reduce cost pressures and promotes greater participation and explore the vital role youth work has in supporting children and families to overcome these barriers. 


NLC Youth Guarantee Programme - #YPGuarantee 

North Lanarkshire Council 

Come along to find out how North Lanarkshire Council employed 20 young people and trained them up as CLD Assistant Support Workers. Find out about each young person’s progression pathway, training and extended work experience and how they were supported throughout their employment journey. This is an opportunity to find out the full process from start to finish and how this has transformed the lives of all young people involved. 


The Power of Partnerships, Place and the Past: A youth-led intergenerational archaeology project  

Archaeology Scotland in partnership with CLD Service (Scottish Borders Council) and Kelso High School 

Discover how archaeology can be used to build skills, confidence and relationships while strengthening a sense of place and belonging. We’ll share learning from our project in a fun, interactive workshop co-designed with the young people.    


Shared workforce development approach to reducing inequality 

Lothian Association of Youth Clubs and City of Edinburgh Council 

This workshop aims to raise awareness of poverty and how it affects children and young people. The key outcomes will cover the following:  

  • Awareness of workforce development resources focused on poverty and talking about money worries.   
  • How a multi-sector approach lead by a local authority is working to reduce poverty.  
  • Awareness of examples of practice within community-based youth work settings being used to reduce inequality. 


Alternative Pathways: A partnership approach to addressing the poverty related attainment gap 

West Dunbartonshire Council 

The workshop will offer an overview of the development, implementation and impact of West Dunbartonshire’s new ‘Alternative Pathways’ programme – a partnership between the Council’s Education team and local authority and third sector youth work services.  The programme targets young people in S3-6 for whom engaging in mainstream education has proved extremely difficult, linking key services to ensure young people are reached sooner, before they are in crisis. 


The energy and cost of living crisis through the lens of climate justice and youth work 

YouthLink Scotland; Friends of the Earth; Regen

This workshop will investigate how the current energy and cost of living crisis exposes and exacerbates existing inequalities within society in relation to the climate emergency. It will explore the role of youth workers in ensuring young people are not left behind, raising awareness of the need to move towards a fairer, zero-carbon society. 

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