Youth Partnership Co-production

The council commissioned Sobus to deliver the co-production of a Youth Partnership for Hammersmith and Fulham. The partnership engaged young people, businesses, funders, and providers to develop a shared vision and service model for young people’s services in Hammersmith and Fulham and ways of working in partnership to deliver this vision and ensure sustainability for the future. The hard work from everyone has enabled this report to be brought together but more importantly a strong partnership of stakeholders that can continue working together collectively.

On Tuesday 29th November the report was formally launched by the Youth Mayor – Aminata Koroma. There was great attendance and engagement by young people, youth providers, funders and statutory organisations.

The main recommendations included:

  1. Further develop a broad group to ‘own’ the needs and opportunities of young people in H&F, ensuring they are addressed holistically and be a reference point for commissioners and researchers such as public health.
  2. The Youth Partnership is seeking to apply for funding from John Lyons and wishes to pursue match funding from LBHF to become the Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation.  The Foundation would make the work of the Youth Partnership sustainable in the long term and take forward key parts of the recommendations of this report.
  3. Establish a system that all providers use and young people refer to ensure clear communications between partners and with service users.
  4. Groups work together to apply for large funding pots and commissioning opportunities to deliver work.

For a full copy of the report click here.

In our January newsletter there will be an update on the progress of the Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation. If your organisation has not been involved with the partnership then please register your interest by emailing info@sobus.org.uk