Archive for 2012

December issue of CYWP Newsletter

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The latest issue of the CYWP newsletter has now been published and can be viewed online.

Read the December newsletter here.

November issue of CYWP Newsletter

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The latest issue of the CYWP newsletter has now been published and can be viewed online.

Read the November newsletter here.

Latest edition of CYWP newsletter

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The latest issue of the Cornwall Youth Work Partnership newsletter has been published and can be viewed online.

View the October 2012 issue here.


‘Positive for Youth Work?’ conference

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Regional Youth Work Unit are holding  a ‘Positive for Youth Work?’ South West Regional Conference on Tuesday 27th November 2012.

It will run from 10am – 4pm at Taunton Rugby Club and will look at how new statutory guidance for young people’s services affects youth organisatons.

For more information, click here.

What’s On at the Dracaena Centre

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The latest What’s On Guide from the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth is available here, courtesy of Richard May.

Commissioning skills training workshop with CYWP and VSF

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Cornwall Youth Work Partnership (CYWP) and Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF)  are offering you the opportunity to acquire the skills which are essential for smaller organisations wishing to be commissioned to deliver public services within Cornwall.

‘Everything you always wanted to know about Commissioning, but were afraid to ask’ will take place on Thursday 6th December from 9:30am – 3:30pm. Location to be confirmed but will be in the Truro area.

This training event will give you the tools to understand the basics of the commissioning process, and prepare your organisation for tendering, offering some key tips on how to avoid common tendering pitfalls, and advice on how to write effective tenders.

Penni Barker, 13-19 Commissioning Manager for  Cornwall Council’s Children, Schools and Families Directorate, and Karlene Stokes, Category Lead (Care Sector) Procurement, Cornwall Council, will attend for part of the day to answer questions and queries.

We welcome anyone who is part of an organisation or community group thinking about tendering, individuals who support other groups, and those who are currently responsible for making tenders but who feel their skills may be a little rusty.

Places are limited so please book early (booking deadline 20th November 2012). Places are FREE to member organisations of Cornwall VSF or Cornwall Youth Work Partnership.  Otherwise, there is a £15 charge per place to cover administration and catering costs.

If you require more information about the event, please contact Claire Watkins, Communications and Membership Officer – or 01872 241584.

Welfare Reform Act 2012 – Workshop Feedback

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 8th March 2012.  The Act introduces the Universal Credit which will replace certain benefits such as Jobseekers Allowance and Housing Benefit.  There will also be changes to Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit, the Social Fund system and Council Tax Benefit.

Department for Work and Pensions and Cornwall Council held two workshops in July 2012 to introduce the changes.  The main points from the workshop can be found in the Welfare Reform Workshop-Summary along with slide references to the Jobcentre Plus presentation and also links to web pages with further information.

NCVYS have also recently released a briefing note on the Welfare Reform Act which can be found here

Read the latest news and information from CYWP

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The August newsletter from Cornwall Youth Work Partnership has now been published. Read all the latest news and information here.

Learning Aims Reference Application (LARA) – version 1.1 is now live

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The Learning Aim Database (LAD) was replaced by the Learning Aim Reference Application (LARA) for the 2011/12 academic year.  LARA is the repository for learning aims from 2011/12 onwards, and any data not relevant for the 2011/12 collection was not carried forward to the LARA system.

LARA V1.1 for 2012/13 is now live.  For more information visit:
To assist users with the release, there is an online tutorial available.  Visit

CYWP seek finance and administrative service

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Cornwall Youth Work Partnership is looking to strengthen its financial systems and carefully enlarge the staff team to grow their work through fund raising and related activities. We are starting small and proceeding carefully, so it will involve 6 hours per week, initially for one year.

CEO Richard Mckie would like to hear from local VCS organisations able to provide this role through a Service Level Agreement. If you think you are in this position, take a look at the role description here  and, in no more than 2 sides of A4, describe how you would provide this service, the name, qualifications and experience of the person who would operate the service (if known) and the total annual cost, all by the close of play on Monday 13th August 2012.

You will need to be able to cover the essential criteria as a minimum; please note that the 6 hours per week will usually be spent in our office in Redruth, with exact timings to be agreed. Submissions need to be made electronically and sent to in the format above, by the deadline stipulated.