Youth Service Planning and Networks
HUME CITY YOUTH STRATEGY
Big plans for Hume youth
Hume City Council will continue to fund Moving Forward to help vulnerable youth who are no longer at school and have been unable to secure employment.
The document is titled Insight, and it outlines comprehensive plans that aim to assist youth across the next four years.
The actions within Insight have been developed under four central themes, being engagement, participation, opportunity and celebration.
The strategy outlines how Council will:
• deliver youth programs in areas where they are needed, at youth centres in Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Sunbury and Roxburgh Park, and at a community centre in Meadow Heights;
• maintain and grow its youth leaders program;
• work to entice more community agencies to Hume that offer tertiary services, youth accommodation, employment and training opportunities, and assistance with drug and alcohol issues; and
• advocate for state and federal governments to better coordinate services that support young people.
Insight, Council’s youth strategy, is available here or in hard copy at a Hume customer service centre.
Youth Services – working together with community
Council Youth Services is part of a well-connected and robust youth sector in Hume that is supported by Council’s Youth Strategy and grass roots networks and partnerships that work together for positive outcomes for young people.
The following are key youth networks which bring workers from different sectors together (including education, employment, health, welfare, recreation, legal, indigenous, multicultural and case management) to strengthen the youth sector in Hume:
HUME YOUTH COMMITMENT
The concept of the Hume Youth Commitment (HYC) was developed by the Hume Whittlesea Local Learning & Employment Network (HWLLEN) as a strategic response to the diversity of approaches to employment and youth transition in the City of Hume in 2007.
The HYC aims to engage the community to provide real and diverse education and employment opportunities for the young people of Hume. HYC is committed to providing young people with the opportunity and support to complete Year 12 or its equivalent and to implement strategies that promote a seamless transition to either further education or the workplace.
HYC now has more than 80 partners and has been instrumental in assisting more than 3000 young people re-engage in education, training and employment.
Please click here for more information on the HYC.
TANGIBLE CONNECTIONS NETWORK
Tangible Connections (TC) is an email network which provides weekly email updates on information relevant to the youth sector in Hume. The TC email list consists of over 150 organisations and is open to anyone working with young people or their families to participate in.
Email updates are sent three times per week with information about employment, education and training, health and wellbeing, counselling and support and youth activities and events. The network meets once a term for face to face networking and professional development over lunch.
Tangible Connections is funded by Youth Connections and is a partnership initiative supported by Hume Whittlesea LLEN, Hume City Council Youth Services and Dianella Community Health, School Focused Youth Service.
To join the TC mailing list contact Jenny Bazzano at Jenny.B@hwllen.com.au or by calling 9309 5500.
SUNBURY YOUTH NETWORK
For information regarding the Sunbury Youth Network (SYN), please contact the Youth Worker at Sunbury Community Health Service on 9744 4455.