Blog: Heather Wildsmith on the connected world we live in 

Nowadays you can’t walk down the street without your smartphone, smartwatch or tablet pinging; we use our smartphones for everything; from the food shop down to finding love.

Young people and finance

On 11 October NYA associate director Jon Boagey gave evidence to the House of Lords’ select committee on financial exclusion. Here’s a summary of what Jon discussed.

Blog: Lydia Allen on bringing millennials, tech and the environment together

Young people believe that climate change is the most serious issue facing their future. Ice caps are melting, habitats are being destroyed, animals are becoming extinct and humans are losing their homes from the effects of climate change. Millennials want to take action.

Barnardo’s awarded for its commitment to young people

Leading children’s charity Barnardo’s has been recognised for its efforts to ensure that young people and their views lie at the heart of the services it delivers.

National Youth Agency at the Party Conferences

    NYA is going to the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences. We’ll be at the Youth Zone, alongside other big youth organisations like Girlguiding, Brook, Centrepoint and UK Youth, so come and say hello.

Blog: Youth Investment Fund – welcome cash but not for all

The Prime Minister has unveiled a significant package of support for young people this week. The Youth Investment Fund is worth £40m and is accompanied by a further £40m to social action organisation Step up to Serve to support young people volunteering in the community.

Youth workers needed!

NYA is running a pilot with a cohort of young apprentices to improve retention levels of young people on apprenticeships. The pilot is based in West Yorkshire.  We are looking for two JNC qualified and experienced youth workers who will support young people embarking on apprenticeships.

17-25 years old and interested in digital tech and green issues?

Are you passionate about the environment and making a positive impact? Have you got an idea how digital can create change? Have you got the entrepreneurial drive and innovation to make a difference?

JNC and the professional framework – latest news

On 23 June NYA met with the JNC employers’ side and Local Government Association representatives to discuss the professional qualifications framework (youth support worker levels 2 & 3, professional youth worker levels 6 & 7).

UK Youth and NYA initiate shared services talks

UK Youth and NYA have initiated discussions to explore the benefits of a shared services model that will enable both organisations to sustain high quality services for young people in the most cost effective way.