Delivering Differently - North Tyneside

In the summer of 2014, Cabinet Office made funding available through the Delivering Differently for Young People programme to support local areas in transforming their youth services. In the North East, North Tyneside applied to the programme and became one of ten areas in the country that were successful in accessing this funding.

North Tyneside Youth Service commissioned Youth Focus North East to facilitate an exploration of new collaborative models. Over a five month period, North Tyneside Youth Service and a range of partners across the borough undertook a transformation programme for local youth services in North Tyneside. All partners were keen to adopt a “whole sector” approach, which included statutory and voluntary sector partners, associated sectors and young people.

The tight timescales and sheer number of partners involved unfortunately meant no significant changes were made towards an integrated youth offer for North Tyneside. However, as our role as consultants closed, a new model was agreed, and a cross-sector steering group was established to continue the work.