In the immediate aftermath of lockdown restrictions imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19, Youthlink Scotland surveyed Scotland’s Youth Work Sector Leaders to determine the scale of the impact this would have on the sector.
They received a fantastic response, with over three quarters sharing their views and concerns with, enabling them to put together a detailed picture of the sector’s ability to support young people throughout the duration of Covid-19 – and beyond.
While the survey results demonstrate once again the resilience of the sector in times of adversity, thier concern is that they also foreshadow a sustained period of immense financial strain for the sector. Unless urgent action is taken to ensure the viability of our sector beyond Covid-19, youth work services across the country will be transformed beyond recognition, to the detriment of an entire generation of young people in Scotland.
Key figures to emerge from the survey:
· National voluntary youth work organisations in Scotland are facing an immediate income loss of £20.5m
· 70% of youth work leaders in Scotland believe there will be cuts to services and budgets after Covid-19
· 60% of local authority youth work services face significant digital barriers in connecting with young people
· 92% of youth work organisations have moved their services online
· One in two youth work leaders believe there will be a detrimental impact on young people’s mental health due to lockdown restrictions
You can read the full report here.
We are sharing these findings with permission to the whole school community to inform you all.
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the closure of the school, Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but they are still there to help. You can contact your school Careers Adviser, Gemma Fraser or career information, advice and guidance at email@example.com or by phone or text on 07788336561. Alternatively visit myworldofwork.co.uk.
Parents can also still access their career services. Call your local centre to speak to one of our qualified advisers.
Find your nearest centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres.
You can also find their services for parents/carers online at myworldofwork.co.uk and www.mykidscareer.com.
Marr College Family Learning Study Skills Evening Tuesday 17th September 6.30 – 8.00pm (S4 – 6)
We would like to invite you to our Family Learning Event on Tuesday 17th September 6.30 – 8.00pm in our Assembly Hall. We will start with a short presentation and parents/carers and pupils can then choose from a variety of workshops which will focus on useful strategies on how to study for exams, accessing Scholar, what works best when studying for specific subjects as well as tackling exam stress. There will also be drop in sessions for accessing Show my Homework and for Read and Write Gold.
Please sign up for our event (1 ticket will admit 2 people) through the Eventbrite link below.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Want to help make Troon an even better place to live in, work in and visit? Please come along to the Troon Together community drop-in event on Saturday 7th September any time between 11am - 4pm. There will be an opportunity to see the community views survey results, join in workshops and visit local community stalls.
South Ayrshire summer schools out activities are now available to book online:
Click here to see our term dates. Full details of opening and closing times will be published in this blog.
Click on the image below to view the parent calendar for 2019-2020. (pdf) (updated Aug 2019)
Events are subject to change and full details wil be posted on the newsdesk.