Youthlink is about making connections. It’s about connecting different components together with the central theme of ‘YOUNG PEOPLE’.
Youthlink feeds into the East Hampshire Strategic Children and Young People's Partnership, looking at trends and issues
across the district to fill gaps in provision.
The Partnership is made up of senior members from The King's Arms, Children's Services, the Police, Young Offenders Team, CAMHS, School representatives and EHDC.
Youthlink is about sharing knowledge, best practice and supporting those who work with young people. We have annual forums to discuss topical subjects that affect the community and smaller Youth Worker Together forums to support and up-skill Youth Workers, shaping what we deliver in the region.
Regular newsletters are provided to keep the community up-to-date.
Youthlink hosts an annual Youth Conference for groups of year 9&10 students from the secondary schools in the region every year. We also develops awareness of what services are available to young people.
Youth work is so important to the development of young people yet services are sparse and the East Hants population is expanding with extensive housing development underway, bringing in even more young people. Youthlink supports practitioners to work smarter in this current environment when they have less staff and less money.