LSCB (Local Safeguarding Children's Board) and the Cumbria Youth Council have found there is a missing link between youth organisations and the youth themselves, so they have come up with a solution.
Many young people in Cumbria either have little understanding or are simply unaware of the help and support that is available to them in the county, so LSCB and the Cumbria Youth Council had the amazing idea of getting various organisations and groups together under one roof.
Hosted at the Soundwave HQ in Workington, the Youth Summit brought together over 10 organisations from across the county, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Cumbria Community Foundation, and the Army and Fire Cadets. The event allowed young people to explore various stalls, discover what is out there, and give their feedback to help improve how they deliver their services.
In between learning about what all the organisations had to offer, those who attended had the chance to get involved with a drumming workshop - giving a taster of the sessions that Soundwave run at their Musiczone nights in Workington on Mondays from 5-8. Also, a smoothie making stall encouraged learning about a healthy lifestyle.
Anna Todd, one of the organisers from LSCB said “I was really pleased with the day, the turnout was fantastic as over 50 young people attended and everyone was buzzing about the activities they got involved in. There were so many different services here for the young people to take information away from”
After such a successful event, the organisers hope to do it all again next year and draw an even bigger crowd.